Chris Anderson - age: 81

Chris Anderson

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ABOUT

Jazz artist who was revered among his peers, but struggled to find work because of his blindness and brittle bone disease.He lasted six weeks as Dinah Washington's accompanist before she fired him, as was her habit with accompanists. He ended up settling in New York anyway.He was a powerful influence on Herbie Hancock who begged to study with him and later declared him to be a master of harmony and sensitivity.

BEFORE FAME

He became a fixture on the Chicago club scene midway through the 1940s, playing with Von Freeman and Charlie Parker.

PERSONAL LIFE

He taught himself how to play the family piano.

The meaning of the name Anderson: Son Of Andrew

FUN FACTS

Pianist Chris Anderson were born on Friday, birthstone is Amethyst, the seaon was Winter in the Chinese year of Tiger, it is 48 days until Chris Anderson next birthday.

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