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Art Tatum
Birth: Oct. 13, 1909
Toledo
Lucas County
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov. 5, 1956
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Jazz Musician. Born in Toledo, Ohio and despite being blind in one eye, he became one of the greatest jazz piano players whom ever lived. He began his career as a classical concert pianist but soon turned his interest to jazz making his first recording "Tiger Rag" in 1933. While performing in New York, he established his reputation as a top jazz pianist. In the late 1930s, he played in Cleveland, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and in England. In the 1940s, he formed an extremely popular trio with bassist Slam Stewart and guitarist Tiny Grimes and spent the next decade touring North America. In the 1950s, until his death, he recorded many solo tracks for Capital Records producer Norman Granz which combined dazzling technique and still remain as jazz inspirational classics. Tatum was posthumously honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1989. He was originally buried in Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, California, and his remains were re-interred in the Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouses:
  Ruby Arnold Tatum (1914 - ____)*
  Geraldine Thelma Rounds Tatum (1919 - 2010)*
 
 Children:
  Orlando Tatum Jackson (1933 - 1989)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Uremia
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Glendale
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Great Mausoleum, Jasmine Terrace, Sanctuary of Peaceful Rest, crypt 16107
 
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Record added: May 04, 1999
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