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Jamal, Ahmad (<i>born</i> 1930), pianist, leader

Richard Wang and Barry Kernfeld

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition, issue Published in print January 2002 |
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Pittsburgh, 2 July 1930). American pianist and leader. He took up piano when he was three and later studied with the singer Mary Caldwell Dawson and the pianist James Miller in Pittsburgh, where he began playing professionally at the age of 14. After graduating from Westinghouse High School in 1948 he joined an orchestra led by the trumpeter George Hudson. On his conversion to Islam in 1950 he changed his

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