Elmer Gill, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Elmer Gill

American musician and pianist

Date of Birth: 17-Feb-1926

Place of Birth: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Date of Death: 28-May-2004

Profession: pianist, musician

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Elmer Gill

  • Elmer Gill (February 17, 1926, Indianapolis - May 28, 2004, Vancouver, BC) was an American jazz pianist, vibraphonist, and singer. Gill was stationed in France during World War II and studied there at the Dijon Conservatory.
  • After the war he studied at the University of Washington and led his own group called the Question Marks in Seattle.
  • He toured North America with Lionel Hampton in 1952-1953 and continued playing with his own groups for decades.
  • Among those he worked with were David Friesen, Frank Rosolino, Carl Fontana, and Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis.
  • By the 1980s Gill was based in Vancouver, British Columbia, though he still regularly played in the Pacific Northwest of the United States; he also toured Europe and Japan several times.
  • In the late 1980s his touring trio included his son Donald on drums and Kohji Yohyama on bass.

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