Joe Turner

Joe Turner

born on 3/11/1907 in Baltimore, MD, United States

died on 21/7/1990 in Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis, France

Joe Turner (jazz pianist)

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Joe Turner (November 3, 1907 – July 21, 1990) was an American jazz pianist.[1]

Joseph H. Turner was born in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. One of the masters of the stride piano style associated with Harlem, New York City, Turner got his first big musical break in 1928 with his hiring by the Benny Carter Orchestra. He also played with Louis Armstrong. After World War II, he settled in Europe, living in Paris from 1962. He played at La Calavados, a nightclub situated on the Champs Elysees until his death from a heart attack in 1990, at the age of 82.[2]


  1. [Joe Turner (jazz pianist) at All Music Guide Allmusic]
  2. Joe Turner, Jazz Pianist; 82, New York Times, July 24, 1990

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