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Teddy Wilson
Birth: Nov. 24, 1912
Austin
Travis County
Texas, USA
Death: Jul. 31, 1986
New Britain
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA

Musician. Born Theodore Shaw Wilson, he was a sophisticated jazz pianist known for his elegant style. In 1935, he joined the Benny Goodman Trio and became the first black musician to perform in public with a previously all-white jazz group. From the 1930s to 1950s, he performed and recorded with some of best musicians in jazz music to include Louis Armstrong, Billie Holliday, Lena Horne and Lester Young. He also taught at the Julliard School of Music and appeared as himself in the motion picture "The Benny Goodman Story" (1955). Through the 1960s and 1970s, he performed as a soloist and with pick-up groups until the final years of his life. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
New Britain
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
Plot: Section 8A
 
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Originally Created by: Mario Cajar
Record added: Sep 24, 2001
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Teddy Wilson
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Teddy Wilson
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Teddy Wilson
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Teddy, you were the best!! I'm forever grateful to have seen you play in person.You are not forgotten.
- George R. Eaton
 Added: Jul. 31, 2014

- bob tarte
 Added: Jul. 31, 2014

- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Jul. 31, 2014
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