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Garland Wilson

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Role  Jazz Pianist
Name  Garland Wilson
Instruments  Piano
Occupation(s)  Musician

Garland Wilson
Born  June 13, 1909 (1909-06-13)
Origin  Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States
Died  May 31, 1954, Paris, France
Albums  Complete Jazz Series 1931 - 1938
Genres  Jazz, Blues, Boogie-woogie
Associated acts  Herman Chittison, Nina Mae McKinney
Similar People  Nina Mae McKinney, Jean Sablon, Michel Warlop, Nat Gonella, Django Reinhardt

Birth name  Garland Lorenzo Wilson

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Garland Lorenzo Wilson (June 13, 1909 – May 31, 1954) was an American jazz pianist born in Martinsburg, West Virginia, perhaps best known for his work with Nina Mae McKinney. Wilson was a boogie-woogie and stride pianist.


Garland Wilson Portrait of Garland Wilson New York NY between 1938 and 1948

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Early life

Garland Wilson was born in Martinsburg, West Virginia in 1909.

Later life and career

Wilson attended Howard University in Washington, D.C. and in the 1930s worked in New York City at nightclubs in the area. In 1932 the pianist joined Nina Mae McKinney on a European tour. Wilson had also done extensive work in England with various groups, and did some recordings with Nat Gonella. In the liner notes of the CD box l'intégrale Django reinhardt - vol 2 he is quoted as being accompanist of French singer Jean Sablon together with guitarist Django Reinhardt on two sides recorded on November 1, 1935 in Paris. In 1939 he returned to the United States, where he remained until 1951, when he moved to Paris, France. The artist remained there until he died in 1954.

Select discography

  • Memories of You (Okeh)
  • Rockin' Chair (Okeh)
  • With Charlie Lewis and Herman Chittison

  • Jazz In Paris: Harlem Piano in Montmartre (Sunny Side)
  • With Mae Barnes

  • Fun With Mae Barnes (Atlantic)
  • References

    Garland Wilson Wikipedia

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    Django Reinhardt
    Jean Sablon
    Michel Warlop