Tristano, Lennie [Leonard] (Joseph)
- J. Bradford Robinson
(b Chicago, March 19, 1919; d New York, Nov 18, 1978). American jazz pianist and teacher. He first studied with his mother, an amateur pianist and opera singer, and later at a school for the blind, where from 1928 to 1938 he learnt the piano and several wind instruments and received a thorough grounding in music theory. He then entered the American Conservatory in Chicago, and graduated with a BMus in ...