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Joe Bushkin

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by Joe Bushkin

Biography

7 November 1916, New York City, New York, USA, d. 3 November 2004, Santa Barbara, California, USA. While still in his early teens Bushkin played piano (and trumpet) with New York dance bands, and by the mid-30s was a regular sitter-in along 52nd Street, playing and recording with Eddie Condon, Muggsy Spanier and Billie Holiday. He joined Bunny Berigan’s big band in 1935 and spent several years with Joe Marsala before taking up an offer from Tommy Dorsey in 1940. One of Bushkin’s... Read more

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piano
piano man
early swing
jazz
jazz piano
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