Thomas Wright "Fats" Waller was an American jazz pianist, organist, composer, violinist, singer, and comedic entertainer. His innovations in the Harlem stride style laid the groundwork for modern jazz piano. His best-known compositions, "Ain't Misbehavin'" and "Honeysuckle Rose", were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1984 and 1999. Waller copyrighted over 400 songs, many of them co-written with his closest collaborator, Andy Razaf. Razaf described his... Read More
|Birth name||Thomas Wright Waller|
|Born||May 21, 1904
New York City, U.S.
|Died||December 15, 1943 (aged 39)
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
|Genres||Dixieland, jazz, swing, stride, ragtime|
|Instruments||Piano, vocals, organ|