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 Cora “Lovie” Austin

Cora “Lovie” Austin

Birth
Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA
Death 8 Jul 1972 (aged 84)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Glenwood, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 146037267 · View Source
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Cora "Lovie" Austin, also known as Cora Taylor and later Cora Calhoun, was an American Chicago bandleader, session musician, composer, and arranger during the 1920s classic blues era. She and Lil Hardin Armstrong are often ranked as two of the best female jazz blues piano players of the period.

She was daughter of Arthur Calhoun and Lillie Taylor, granddaughter of Cornelia Taylor. She married first about 1908 to Phelem Calhoun. She married second 1910/1920 to Phillip Austin.


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  • Created by: Neal Underwood
  • Added: 4 May 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 146037267
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cora “Lovie” Austin (19 Sep 1887–8 Jul 1972), Find A Grave Memorial no. 146037267, citing Mount Glenwood Memory Gardens (South), Glenwood, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Neal Underwood (contributor 47580240) .