| Jazz Pianist|
| June 13, 1909 (1909-06-13) |
Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States
May 31, 1954, Paris, France
Complete Jazz Series 1931 - 1938
Jazz, Blues, Boogie-woogie
Herman Chittison, Nina Mae McKinney
Nina Mae McKinney, Jean Sablon, Michel Warlop, Nat Gonella, Django Reinhardt
Garland Lorenzo Wilson
Garland Wilson Wikipedia
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 was born in Martinsburg, West Virginia in 1909.
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.Memories of You (Okeh)
Rockin' Chair (Okeh)
With Charlie Lewis and Herman ChittisonJazz In Paris: Harlem Piano in Montmartre (Sunny Side)
With Mae BarnesFun With Mae Barnes (Atlantic)