Freddie Washington (pianist)

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Freddie Washington
Born c. 1900
Houston, Texas, United States
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Pianist
Instruments Piano
Labels Capitol
Associated acts Kid Ory, Ed Garland, Paul Howard, Zutty Singleton

Freddie Washington (born c. 1900, Houston - date of death unknown) was an American jazz pianist.

Washington moved to California around the year 1918, where he joined Kid Ory's band in 1921. He recorded with Ory's band, and it is for his role in these sessions that he is primarily known. He led his own band in the 1920s and 1930s, in addition to playing with Ed Garland and Paul Howard. He recorded on Capitol Records in 1944 with Zutty Singleton, and performed with Kid Ory's band on a live broadcast of the wartime variety show The Orson Welles Almanac (July 12, 1944).[1][2] Washington continued playing into the 1960s.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Radio Almanac". RadioGOLDINdex. Retrieved 2014-02-09. 
  2. ^ "Orson Welles Almanac—Part 2". Internet Archive. Retrieved 2014-02-10.