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Kelly, Wynton (1931 - 1971), pianist

Bill Dobbins 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 Jamaica, 2 Dec 1931; d Toronto, 12 April 1971). American pianist. His family moved to the USA when he was four years old and settled in Brooklyn, New York, where as a youth he played professionally with Cecil Payne, Ernie Henry, Ahmed Abdul-Malik, and Ray and Lee Abrams; at the age of 15 he toured the Caribbean with Ray Abrams’s group. He joined Hot Lips Page and then

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