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Johnny Acea

born on 11/9/1917 in Philadelphia, PA, United States

died on 25/7/1963 in Philadelphia, PA, United States

John Adriano Acea

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John Adriano Acea (September 11, 1917 – July 25, 1963) was an American jazz pianist. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Adriano Acea of Cuba and Leona Acea of Virginia. One of six children, he and was expected to die during his first decade of life from rheumatic fever, as did his youngest sister, Anna.

Session musician collaborations

During the 1930s, Acea started out as a trumpeter and saxophonist. After his military service (US Army) in 1946, he switched to playing the piano. He later became a sought-after session musician with jazz veterans, including:


Acea is listed as co-composer on "Nice 'N' Greasy" – the closing track to Lou Donaldson's 1962 album, The Natural Soul. He is also credited as a composer on recordings by Gillespie, Jacquet and Moody.


As sideman

With Grant Green

  • The Latin Bit (Blue Note, 1962)

With Joe Newman

  • Locking Horns (Coral, 1957)

With Leo Parker

  • Rollin' with Leo (Blue Note, 1961)

With Don Wilkerson

  • Elder Don (Blue Note, 1962)

External links

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