Grange Lady Haig Rutan



Who is Grange Lady Haig Rutan?

Author Grange Lady Haig Rutan, also known as “Bebop Author,” grew up in Montclair, New Jersey. She has also lived in New York, San Francisco, Denver, Colorado, and North Caldwell. The former wife of jazz legend Al Haig, Rutan is widely recognized as a jazz cultural historian and has been celebrated for her extraordinary book, " DEATH OF A BEBOP WIFE."

Famous Quotes:

  • "As an author I found it fascinating interviewing luminaries of the jazz world for over 15 years, beginning with a phone call from Red Rodney on a Thanksgiving Day in 1989 and then a phone call from Stan Getz on Christmas Day; their comments set in motion the quest to write a book about my first husband, Al Haig, the chosen pianist of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie (who gave me the moniker 'Lady Haig' one blustery cold night outside of Birdland on a January night) - and later Stan Getz.”
  • “Most talented with a God given talent for weaving words of heartfelt wonder.”

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Lived in
  • San Francisco
  • Denver
  • New York City

on July 23, 2013


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