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Kelly, Wynton (jazz)locked

  • Bill Dobbins
  •  and Barry Kernfeld


(b Jamaica, Dec 2, 1931; d Toronto, April 12, 1971). American pianist. His family moved to the USA when he was four years old and settled in Brooklyn, New York, where as a youth he played professionally with Cecil Payne, Ernie Henry, Ahmed Abdul-Malik, and Ray and Lee Abrams; at the age of 15 he toured the Caribbean with Ray Abrams’s group. He joined Hot Lips Page and then played rhythm-and-blues with Hal Singer (briefly in ...

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