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Kelly, Wynton

David E. Spies

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.1802990

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Kelly, Wynton (02 December 1931–12 April 1971), jazz pianist, was born in Jamaica. Little is known of either his mother or father except that they were both of West Indian heritage. His family moved to Brooklyn when he was four and Kelly attended both Music and Art High School and Metropolitan Vocational. In an interview with Gene Lees for ...

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Subjects: Blues ; Jazz ; Keyboard

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