Record ID:
36011045 (Libraries Australia Authorities)
Authority type:
  • Name.
Description conventions:
  • rda
LC number:
  • n 81100622 n 97873005
  • 19200503
  • La Grange (Ill.)
  • 20010329
  • New York (N.Y.)
Associated with:
  • United States
  • Pianists Jazz musicians Composers Music teachers
Used for:
  • Lewis, John Aaron, 1920-2001
  • His Sait-on-jamais, c1957.
  • Bach, J.S. Preludes and fugues from The well-tempered clavier [SR] p1985 label (John Lewis; piano) insert (b. May 5, 1920 in LaGrange, Ill.)
  • The Penguin guide to jazz on CD, LP and cassette, 1994 (John Lewis; member of the Modern Jazz Quartet)
  • New Grove dict. of jazz (Lewis, John (Aaron); b. May 3, 1920, LaGrange, IL; pianist and composer)
  • Int. dict. of Black composers, 1999 (Lewis, John Aaron; b. May 3, 1920, La Grange, Ill.; John Lewis)
  • New York Times, Mar. 31, 2001 (John Lewis, 80, pianist, composer, creator of Modern Jazz Quartet; d. Mar. 29, 2001; b. John Aaron Lewis, May 3, 1920, LaGrange, Ill.)
  • American National Biography Online, accessed February 19, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database (Lewis, John; pianist, jazz musician, composer / arranger, music educator; born 03 May 1920 in La Grange, Illinois, United States; enrolled at the University of New Mexico, where he first majored in anthropology (1938); began studying at the Manhattan School of Music (1945); served overseas in the U.S. Army Special Services Musical Branch (1942); became pianist of Dizzy Gillespie's big band (1946); began working with the Modern Jazz Quartet (1952); became one of the first modern jazz composers to write for popular films, the film "No Sun in Venice" won a Cannes Film Award; the film "Odds against Tomorrow" is considered by many to be one of his most successful film efforts (1959); became the musical director of the Monterey Jazz Festival, a leader and cofounder of Orchestra U.S.A. (1962-1965); head of faculty for the Lennox School of Jazz in Massachusetts; taught improvisation at Harvard University and City College of New York (1975-1982); received honorary doctorates from the University of New Mexico, Columbia College in Chicago, the New England Conservatory of Music, and Berklee College of Music; died 29 March 2001 in New York, New York, United States)
Local system number:
  • (AuCNL)336583
  • 000001016894
  • abv06256558
Cataloguing source:
Authentication code:
  • kin