Wiggins, Gerry [Gerald Foster, Sr.; Wig]
- Peter Vacher
(b New York, May 12, 1922; d Encino, CA, July 13, 2008). American pianist and arranger, father of Hassan J. J. Wiggins. He had classical lessons from the age of four and was playing jazz by his early teens; while at high school he was inspired by hearing Art Tatum play in New York. After touring with the comedian Stepin Fetchit he worked in Les Hite’s orchestra (...