James Edwards Yancey was an American boogie-woogie pianist, composer, and lyricist. One reviewer described him as “one of the pioneers of this raucous, rapid-fire, eight-to-the-bar piano style”.
|Birth name:||James Edwards Yancey|
|Born:||20, 1894 or 1901, Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Died:||17, 1951 (age 50–57), Chicago, Illinois|
About Jimmy Yancey
American boogie-woogie pianist who was a pioneer of rapid-style piano playing in the early 20th century.
He started performing with his father, a guitarist, as a child.
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
His older brother, Alonzo, was also a pianist and his wife Estelle was a singer.
His vibrant piano playing inspired future artists like Albert Ammons.
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- Boogie-woogie pianists
- Victor Records artists
- Vocalion Records artists
- American blues pianists
- Musicians from Chicago
- Atlantic Records artists
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