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Birth Name: Earl Rudolph Powell
Born: 1924/09/27
Birth Place: New York City, U.S.
Died: 1966/07/31
Years Active: 1944–1963
Genres: Jazz, Bebop

Earl Rudolph Powell was born on September 27, 1924 in Harlem, New York City and was a jazz pianist who cited Thelonious Monk as one of his greatest musical influences. Powell held artist Art Tatum as one of his closest friends and worked with musical greats, such as Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Powell became known for his innovation and his role in the bebop movement. Born into a musical family, Powell's father was a pianist and began classical piano lessons for his son from the age of five onwards. By the time he was ten years old, Powell developed an interest in jazz music. At the age of 15 Powell was playing in his brother's band and playing in local clubs in New York City. At the ... Continue Bio >>


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