Joe Bonner

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Joe Bonner (April 20, 1948 – November 20, 2014) was a hard bop and modal jazz jazz pianist, influenced by McCoy Tyner and Art Tatum.[1][2][3]

He was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina and studied at Virginia State College,[4] but indicated that he learned more from musicians he worked with. In the seventies he played with Roy Haynes, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw and Billy Harper, among others.[5]


As leader[edit]

As sideman[edit]

With Richard Davis

With Billy Harper

With Azar Lawrence

With Pharoah Sanders

With Woody Shaw

With Harold Vick

With The Visitors

  • Motherland (Muse, 1975)

With Stephanie Hancock


  1. ^ Jeff Tamarkin (1 December 2014). "Pianist Joe Bonner Dies at 66". Jazz Times. Retrieved 31 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Joseph Bonner, Jr. Obituary". Retrieved 31 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Joe Bonner @ All About Jazz". All About Jazz. Retrieved 31 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Joe Bonner". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2009-12-31. 
  5. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Joe Bonner Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 

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