Fats Waller

Swing music, Musical Artist

1904 – 1943

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Who was Fats Waller?

Thomas Wright "Fats" Waller was an influential jazz pianist, organist, composer, singer, and comedic entertainer, whose innovations to the Harlem stride style laid the groundwork for modern jazz piano, and whose best-known compositions, "Ain't Misbehavin'" and "Honeysuckle Rose", were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame posthumously, in 1984 and 1999.

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Born
May 21, 1904
Harlem
Also known as
  • Thomas Wright Waller
  • Waller Fats
  • Thomas 'Fats' Walter
  • Thomas "Fats" Waller
  • Waller, Fats
  • J. Lawrence Cook
  • Thomas Wright "Fats
  • Waller
Parents
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • DeWitt Clinton High School
Lived in
  • Harlem
    (1904 - )
  • New York City
Died
Dec 15, 1943
Kansas City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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