Biography of jazz pianist Art Tatum (Encyclopaedia Britannica)

Art Tatum, in full Arthur Tatum, Jr., (born October 13, 1909, Toledo, Ohio, U.S.—died November 5, 1956, Los Angeles, California), American pianist, considered one of the greatest technical virtuosos in jazz. Tatum, who was visually impaired from childhood, displayed an early aptitude for music. At age 13, after starting on the violin, Tatum concentrated on the piano and was soon

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