Lovie Austin

Lovie Austin

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Lovie Austin (September 19, 1887 - July 10, 1972) was an American Chicago bandleader, session musician, composer, and arranger during the 1920s classic blues era. She and Lil Hardin Armstrong are often ranked as two of the best female jazz blues piano players of the period. Mary Lou Williams cited Austin as her greatest influence. Born Cora Calhoun in Chattanooga, Tennessee, she studied music theory at Roger Williams University and Knoxville College in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1923, Lovie Austin decided to make Chicago her home, and she lived and worked there for the rest of her life. A fancy dresser and a well-liked person, she was often seen racing around town in her Stutz Bearcat with leopard skin upholstery, dressed to the teeth. Her early career was in vaudeville where she played piano and performed in variety acts.show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 95g
  • Equ Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134980676
  • 9786134980678