Claude Black (musician)

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Claude Black
Detroit, Michigan
Died (aged 80)
Toledo, Ohio

Claude Black (1933 – January 17, 2013) was an American jazz pianist who performed with Stan Getz, Charlie Parker, Wes Montgomery and Aretha Franklin.

Black was born in Detroit. He began his jazz career in 1948 but his big success was in 1965 when he began his tour with Aretha Franklin. Black died on January 17, 2013, at the age of 80, after suffering from cancer for a long time.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ "Toledo jazz legend Claude Black dies at 80". Toledo Blade. Retrieved January 18, 2013.
  2. ^ Brigitta Burks. "Jazz pianist Black died Jan. 17". Toledo Free Press. Archived from the original on June 2, 2013. Retrieved January 18, 2013.
  3. ^ Rod Lockwood. "Famed jazz musician loses battle with cancer". Toledo Blade. Retrieved January 18, 2013.