- Category : Musician - Jazz - Pianist
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX The Clarion 2
American jazz piano soloist who studied piano, guitar, violin and accordion. He formed a small band in the '20s and mainly did club work around the Toledo area. He played in several name bands, doing club work and working as a D.J. for two years before moving to New York in 1932; he returned to the West Coast in 1939.
Performing on several records, his last big concert was on 8/15/1956 in the Hollywood Bowl.
Tatum was born to musician parents and suffered through numerous eye operations due to cataracts on both eyes, retaining limited vision in one eye.
He died 11/05/1956, Los Angeles, CA.