Johnny Hartman (Jazz Singer) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born
Johnny Hartman

John Maurice Hartman was an American jazz singer who specialized in ballads and earned critical acclaim, though he was never widely known. He recorded a well-known collaboration with the saxophonist John Coltrane in 1963 called John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman, was briefly a member of Dizzy Gillespie’s group and recorded with Erroll Garner. Most of Hartman’s career was spent recording solo albums.

Birth name: John Maurice Hartman
Born: Jul 3, 1923, Houma, Louisiana
Origin: Chicago, Illinois
Died: Sept 15, 1983
Genres: Jazz
Occupation(s): Singer
Instruments: Vocals, piano
Years active: 1946–1983
Labels: RCA (Victor), Bethlehem, Impulse, ABC, Perception, Blue Note, Savoy
Associated acts: John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie Big Band, Earl Hines
IMDb: Johnny Hartman’s IMDb
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About Johnny Hartman

Louisiana-born jazz singer. He recorded numerous solo jazz ballads and also collaborated with legendary saxophonist John Coltrane on a 1963 album.

Before Fame

He attended Chicago Musical College in the late 1930s and early 1940s. In 1946, he was discovered by jazz pianist Earl Hines.


His debut solo album, Songs from the Heart, was released in 1955.

Family Life

He was born in Houma, Louisiana and raised in Chicago, Illinois.


He toured in 1948 with Dizzy Gillespie‘s jazz band.

Information related to Johnny Hartman

  • Jazz musicians from Louisiana
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  • Impulse! Records artists
  • RCA Victor artists
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Latest information about Johnny Hartman updated on September 14, 2020.

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