Lou Levy

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Birthday
5, 1928
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Jan 23, 2001 (72)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
5, 1928
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Jan 23, 2001 (72)

About

Bebop and cool-jazz artist who gained a sterling reputation as a choice accompanist, working with Peggy Lee and Ella Fitzgerald.

Before Fame

He became a professional by the time he was 19.

Trivia

He played with the likes of , Tommy Dorsey, and Flip Phillips.

Family Life

He was born in Chicago to Jewish parents who encouraged his musical development. He began piano lessons when he was 12.

Associated With

He embraced new forms of jazz, but never abandoned the principles he learned from listening to Bud Powell.