Amazon.com Widgets

Alton Purnell

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: April 16, 1911 | Died: January 14, 1987    

Starting out as a singer, Alton Purnell took up piano in his youth and became a professional musician in his mid-teens. He worked with a number of well-known bands in his home-town of New Orleans, including those led by Alphonse Picou and Big Eye Louis Nelson, before moving to New York in the mid-40s, where he played in various bands, including those led by Bunk Johnson and George Lewis, with whom he was best associated.

In the mid-50s he moved out to the west coast where he played with many leading New Orleans and Dixieland jazzmen such as Kid Ory, Teddy Buckner, Ben Pollack and Barney Bigard....
read more

  • BUY

    New Orleans Today Vol. 2

    Smoky Mary Phonograph Company
    1970
  • BUY

    Texas And Louisiana Piano

    Smoky Mary Phonograph Company
    0
  • BUY

    (1958)

    Smoky Mary Phonograph Company
    0
View Discography Page

This information is provided by discogs.com or the profile administrator.

Featured recording “Alton Purnell  Live”

Latest Release

Alton Purnell Live

Ghb Records (1995)
Become a fan of Alton Purnell Track
Rank: 4,693 Views: 5,250
Search
Support All About Jazz Through Amazon

Weekly Giveaways

Mark Elf

Mark Elf

About | Enter

Stefano Bollani

Stefano Bollani

About | Enter

Carmen Lundy

Carmen Lundy

About | Enter

Wadada Leo Smith

Wadada Leo Smith

About | Enter

Bandzoogle: GET STARTED TODAY - FREE TRIAL

Enter it twice.
To the weekly jazz events calendar

Enter the numbers in the graphic
Enter the code in this picture

Log in

One moment, you will be redirected shortly.

Musician Search

Help improve the Alton Purnell profile

All About Jazz musician profiles are maintained by musicians, publicists and trusted members like you. Interested? Tell us why you would like to improve the Alton Purnell musician profile.