Valerie Capers

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Valerie Capers
Born May 24, 1935 (1935-05-24) (age 82)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Piano
Labels Atlantic, KMArts, Columbia
Associated acts Mongo Santamaria, Ray Brown, Slide Hampton, James Moody, Max Roach, Dizzy Gillespie

Valerie Capers (born May 24, 1935) is an American jazz pianist and composer, born in New York City. She was the first blind graduate of the Juilliard School.[1]


  • 1965: Portrait in Soul (Atlantic)
  • 1982: Affirmation (KMArts)
  • 1995: Come On Home (Columbia)
  • 1999: Wagner Takes the "A" Train (Elysium)
  • 2001: Limited Edition


  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Valerie Capers | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 

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