Tete Montoliu

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Birthday
28, 1933
Birthplace
Barcelona, Spain
Death Date
Aug 24, 1997 (64)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
28, 1933
Birthplace
Barcelona, Spain
Death Date
Aug 24, 1997 (64)

About

Spanish jazz artist who was a session player for Lionel Hampton. He toured Europe despite being blind since birth.

Before Fame

He learned to read Braille around the same age he first heard Duke Ellington.

Trivia

He had a regular residency in Copenhagen before returning to Spain to record under the legendary Steeplechase jazz label.

Family Life

His father played woodwind instruments when he was a child.

Associated With

He and Pete Jacobsen both overcame the obstacles of blindness to forge careers as preeminent jazz artists.