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"Fats" Waller [1904, New York City, NY - 1943, Kansas City, KS] Thomas Wright "Fats" Waller was an American jazz pianist, organist, composer, singer, and comedic entertainer, whose innovations to the Harlem stride style laid the groundwork for modern jazz piano.

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20 Jazz Standards for Your Dinner Party Playlist

20 Jazz Standards for Your Dinner Party Playlist

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Billie Holiday | Legends of Jazz Billie Holiday (nicknamed Lady Day) was a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. Above all, she was admired for her deeply personal and intimate approach to singing. She co-wrote only a few songs, but several of them have become jazz standards, notably "God Bless the Child", "Don't Explain", and "Lady Sings the Blues". She also became…

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Jazz Standard Heel

Jazz Standard Heel by Chelsea Crew - Mid, Leather, Blue, White, Menswear Inspired, Vintage Inspired, 20s, 30s, Lace Up, Solid, Cutout

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Thelonious Monk (1917-1982), "was American jazz pianist and composer considered one of the giants of American music.[He] had a unique improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire" Source: Wikipedia

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