Black Entertainment : Ahmad Jamal

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    ...Mr. Jamal was born on July 2, 1930, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A child prodigy who began to play the piano at the age of 3, he began formal studies at age 7. While in high school, he completed the equivalent of college master classes under the noted African-American concert singer and teacher Mary Caldwell Dawson and pianist James Miller. He joined the musicians union at the age of 14, and he began touring upon graduation from Westinghouse High School at the age of 17, drawing critical acclaim for his solos. In 1950, he formed his first trio, The Three Strings. Performing at New York's The Embers club, Record Producer John Hammond "discovered" The Three Strings and signed them to Okeh Records (a division of Columbia, now Sony, Records)....


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    Didn't know much about him , learn something new every day thankz
     
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    Ms Drea

    I couldn't remember his name but when you said, "Poinciana," that was familiar to me. And, lo' and behold, I already had a thread about him. lol
     
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