Jimmy Rowles

Jimmy Rowles was born in Spokane, Washington, August 19, 1918. Inspired by Andy Kirk, Dick Wilson and Jimmy Lunceford, Jimmy began his professional career in 1935. By 1941, he was playing with Lee and Lester Young and the great Billie Holiday. Establishing himself in jazz, Rowles' career has brought him recognition and respect as a master jazz pianist and a five-time Grammy nominee.

In the late '40's and in New York, he recorded with Billie Holiday and the Youngs, as well as artists, Harry “Sweets” Edison and Benny Carter. He also recorded with Ben Webster and appeared in the documentary, The Brute and the Beautiful, filmed by John Jeremy and exclusively screened, August 24, 1989, by the L.A. Jazz Society.

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Jimmy Rowles: Looking Back

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Albums

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Lilac Time
HighNote
1994
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Plays Duke Ellington...
HighNote
1991
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Sometime I'm Happy,...
HighNote
1988
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I`m Glad There Is You
HighNote
1987
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The Jimmy Rowles /...
HighNote
1985
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Peacocks
HighNote
1983
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