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Yaw, Ralph (1898 - 1963), composer, arranger

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 Enosburg Falls, VT, 22 Oct 1898; d California, 25 Apr 1963). American composer and arranger. After moving in 1919 to Los Angeles he played piano in bands that toured California and Arizona. From 1927 to 1934 he worked as a pianist and manager at the Coconut Grove in Bakersfield, California. During the following years he contributed arrangements to the bands led by Eddie Barefield (1934–5) and Cab Calloway

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