Born: September 12, 1938
Bob Szajner was born on September 12, 1938, he grew up listening to talented relatives playing various instruments. His mother taught him the basics of music and how to play piano at a very early age. In 1948, he won first prize in the Frankie Carle Piano Contest. This entitled him to one weeks performance at the Fox Theater in Detroit. He was one of the opening acts on the bill (a vaudeville theme) for Billie Holiday along with a comedian and an acrobatic duo. He enjoyed listening to her (Billie Holidays) style of music and accompaniment for her. This was the beginning of his quest for his own personal style....
AwardsIssued by Cadence Jazz Records (NY) in --- "THE CADENCE HISTORICAL SERIES" which "designates recordings that have historical as well as artistic significance and have previously never been commercially available."
Live at the Detroit Montreux Jazz FestivalCadence Jazz Records
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Live at the Detroit Montreux...