Chick Corea

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Birth Name: Chick Corea
Born: 12/06/1941
Birth Place: Chelsea, Maine, USA

A pivotal figure in the birth of the jazz fusion movement, pianist and bandleader Chick Corea continued to push the boundaries of the genre beginning in the 1960s during a prolific and highly collaborative career which saw him pick up over 20 Grammy Awards. Born in Chelsea, MA in 1941, Corea was encouraged to master his instrument of choice from a young age by his jazz trumpeter father but first began performing as a percussionist in a drum and bugle corps band while at high school. After moving to New York, where he briefly studied at both Columbia University and the Juilliard School, Corea landed his first professional gig as a sideman for Cab Calloway and soon went onto develop his tal... Continue Bio >>

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2013 The 36th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
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