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Jimmy Rowles

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: August 19, 1918 | Died: May 28, 1996    

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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  • Lilac Time

    HighNote
    1994
  • Plays Duke Ellington And Billy Strayhorn

    HighNote
    1991
  • Sometime I'm Happy, Sometimes I'm Blue

    HighNote
    1988
  • I`m Glad There Is You

    HighNote
    1987
  • The Jimmy Rowles / Red Mitchell Trio

    HighNote
    1985
  • Peacocks

    HighNote
    1983
  • Music's The Only Thing On My Mind

    HighNote
    1981
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