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Blake, Eubie (jazz) [James Hubert ]locked

  • Eileen Southern

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(b Baltimore, 7 Feb 1883; d New York, 12 Feb 1983). American pianist and composer. When he was six years old his parents, who had been slaves, purchased a home organ and arranged for him to have lessons. Later he studied music theory with a local musician, Llewelyn Wilson. Blake began to play professionally in a nightclub in Baltimore at the age of 15, and in ...

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