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Larry Fotine: Article 1

Article One: Nothin' But The Blues

Biography of the pianist, orchestra and bandleader Larry Fotine. 

Written: 2005

Soure: Jazz Professional 


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Larry Fotine was born Lawrence Constantine Fotinakis in Camden, New Jersey on April 27, 1911, the son of a Greek immigrant and his American wife. About the age of 14, he started to study piano.  He then taught himself composition, arranging and orchestration.  About 1935, he organized a youth orchestra and played various engagements in the surrounding states.

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