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Billy Strayhorn

American musician, composer, lyricist and arranger

Billy Strayhorn

American musician, composer, lyricist and arranger
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birthday
29th
November, 1915
Death
31st
May, 1967
Birth Place
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
Birth Sign
sagittarius
Biography

William Thomas Strayhorn (November 29, 1915 – May 31, 1967) was an American jazz composer, pianist, lyricist, and arranger, who collaborated with bandleader and composer Duke Ellington for nearly three decades. His compositions include “Take the ‘A’ Train”, “Chelsea Bridge”, “A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing”, and “Lush Life”.

instruments played
Piano
Associated Acts

Duke Ellington

Birth Name

William Thomas Strayhorn

Genres

Jazz, swing, classical

Years Active

1934 1964

Name

Billy Strayhorn

Nationality

United States of America

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