Zurke, Bob [Robert Albert; Zukowski, Bogusław Albert]
- Ken Rattenbury
- and Barry Kernfeld
(b Detroit, Jan 17, 1912; d Los Angeles, Feb 16, 1944). American pianist and composer. At an early age he displayed a precocious talent for playing piano in an assertive, confident style influenced by the blues. He worked in Philadelphia as a member of an orchestra led by the pianist Oliver Naylor, recording in ...