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Norman Amadio
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Background information
Birth nameAlbert Norman Benedict Amadio
BornApril 14, 1928(1928-04-14)
Timmins, Ontario, Canada
DiedJanuary 21, 2020(2020-01-21) (aged 91)
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Pianist, arranger, composer, bandleader
InstrumentsPiano

Albert Norman Benedict "Norm" Amadio (April 14, 1928 – January 21, 2020) was a Canadian jazz pianist, piano teacher, music coach, composer, arranger, session player,[1] band leader and accompanist.

For a span of fifty years he worked for the CBC as an orchestra leader and musical director. In 1956, he became the first and only Canadian to play at the original Birdland in New York City and while playing opposite Duke Ellington.

References

  1. "Lights shine brighter at the Diamond". Toronto Star - Toronto, Ont. Val Clery December 4, 1986 Page: E.8