Jimmy Amadie (January 5, 1937 – December 10, 2013) was a jazz musician from Philadelphia. He was a music educator known for his bebop style of piano-playing. He worked with such luminaries as Coleman Hawkins, Mel Tormé, Woody Herman. For much of his career his severe tendinitis limited his playing ability to a few minutes per month, but his passion for jazz history and theory energized his teaching and inspired many others.
Amadie died of lung cancer on December 10, 2013 at the age of 76.
Amadie wrote two books on jazz theory:
- Amadie, Jimmy (January 1981). Harmonic Foundation for Jazz and Popular Music. Thornton Publishing. ISBN 0-9613035-0-6.
- Amadie, Jimmy (January 1991). Jazz Improv: How to Play It and Teach It. Thornton Publishing. ISBN 0-9613035-1-4.
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