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Lewis, John, 1920-2001


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  • Variants

    • Lewis, John Aaron, 1920-2001
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1920-05-03
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2001-03-29
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Manhattan School of Music (New York, N.Y.)
        • Organization: (naf) Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra
        • Organization: (naf) Modern Jazz Quartet
        • Organization: (naf) Orchestra U.S.A.
        • Organization: (naf) Harvard University
        • Organization: (naf) City University of New York. City College
    • Birth Place

        (naf) La Grange (Ill.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Gender

        male
    • Occupation

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    • n97873005
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  • Sources

    • found: His Sait-on-jamais, c1957.
    • found: Bach, J.S. Preludes and fugues from The well-tempered clavier [SR] p1985:label (John Lewis; piano) insert (b. May 5, 1920 in LaGrange, Ill.)
    • found: The Penguin guide to jazz on CD, LP and cassette, 1994:(John Lewis; member of the Modern Jazz Quartet)
    • found: New Grove dict. of jazz(Lewis, John (Aaron); b. May 3, 1920, LaGrange, IL; pianist and composer)
    • found: Int. dict. of Black composers, 1999(Lewis, John Aaron; b. May 3, 1920, La Grange, Ill.; John Lewis)
    • found: New York Times, Mar. 31, 2001(John Lewis, 80, pianist, composer, creator of Modern Jazz Quartet; d. Mar. 29, 2001; b. John Aaron Lewis, May 3, 1920, LaGrange, Ill.)
    • found: American National Biography Online, accessed February 19, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Lewis, John; pianist, jazz musician, composer / arranger, music educator; born 03 May 1920 in La Grange, Illinois, United States; enrolled at the University of New Mexico, where he first majored in anthropology (1938); began studying at the Manhattan School of Music (1945); served overseas in the U.S. Army Special Services Musical Branch (1942); became pianist of Dizzy Gillespie's big band (1946); began working with the Modern Jazz Quartet (1952); became one of the first modern jazz composers to write for popular films, the film "No Sun in Venice" won a Cannes Film Award; the film "Odds against Tomorrow" is considered by many to be one of his most successful film efforts (1959); became the musical director of the Monterey Jazz Festival, a leader and cofounder of Orchestra U.S.A. (1962-1965); head of faculty for the Lennox School of Jazz in Massachusetts; taught improvisation at Harvard University and City College of New York (1975-1982); received honorary doctorates from the University of New Mexico, Columbia College in Chicago, the New England Conservatory of Music, and Berklee College of Music; died 29 March 2001 in New York, New York, United States)
  • LC Classification

    • ML410.L6245
  • Change Notes

    • 1981-11-30: new
    • 2018-01-05: revised
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