Don Friedman

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Don Friedman
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Don Friedman at The Kitano Jazz Lounge, September 2009
Background information
Born (1935-05-04) May 4, 1935 (age 80)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, bandleader
Instruments Piano
Associated acts Pepper Adams, Booker Little, Jimmy Giuffre, Clark Terry
Website Don

Donald Ernest Friedman (born May 4, 1935 in San Francisco, California), better known as Don Friedman, is a jazz pianist. On the West Coast, he performed with Dexter Gordon, Chet Baker, Buddy DeFranco and Ornette Coleman, among others, before moving to New York. There, he led his own trio in addition to playing in Pepper Adams's, Booker Little's and Jimmy Giuffre's bands in the sixties. He was also a part of Clark Terry's big band. He currently works in New York as a pianist and jazz educator.[1] He has many fans in Japan, and has toured the country.[2]


As leader[edit]

As sideman[edit]

With Buddy Collette

With John Handy

With Joe Henderson

With Elvin Jones

With Don Lanphere

With Booker Little

With Charles Lloyd

With Herbie Mann

With Dave Pike

With Clark Terry


  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Don Friedman Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved March 31, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Don Friedman at All About Jazz". Retrieved March 31, 2010. 

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