Arthur Tatum

Arthur Tatum (1909 - 1956)

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Arthur "Art" Tatum
Born in Toledo, Ohiomap
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Died in Los Angeles, Californiamap
Profile last modified | Created 19 Jan 2017 | Last significant change: 21 Nov 2018
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Categories: Toledo, Ohio | American Notables.


Arthur Tatum is Notable.

One of the greatest improvisers in jazz history, Art Tatum also set the standard for technical dexterity with his classic 1933 recording of "Tea for Two." Nearly blind, Tatum's artistic vision and ability made him an icon of jazz piano, a musician whose impact will be felt for generations to come.

From NPR's Jazz Profiles.


  • "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 19 January 2017), Arthur Tatum in household of Arthur Tatum, Toledo Ward 12, Lucas, Ohio, United States; citing ED 128, sheet 8B, line 72, family 177, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1411; FHL microfilm 1,821,411.

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