Johnny Răducanu, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Johnny Răducanu

Romanian Romani musician

Date of Birth: 01-Dec-1931

Place of Birth: Brăila, Braila, Romania

Date of Death: 19-Sep-2011

Profession: pianist, jazz musician

Nationality: Romania

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Johnny Răducanu

  • Johnny Raducanu (born Raducan Cretu; 1 December 1931 – 19 September 2011) was a Romanian jazz pianist of Romani ethnic background, whose family has a long musical tradition dating back to the 17th century.He was born in Braila and started playing the double bass at the age of 19 before switching to piano.
  • During his musical career, some of his many collaborations outside Romania were those with Art Farmer (trumpet) and Slide Hampton (trombone), and Friedrich Gulda (piano).
  • In 1987, Raducanu received an honorary membership in the Louis Armstrong Academy in New Orleans.
  • He was the founder of the Romanian Jazz school, and during a musical career spanning over half a century, he discovered, nurtured and trained several generations of Romanian jazz musicians.
  • Leonard Feather called him "Mr.
  • Jazz of Romania".
  • He was the President of the Romanian Jazz Federation.
  • Raducanu was married to Geta Costin from 1962 to 1970.Raducanu died at his apartment in Oltarului Street in Bucharest and is interred in a local cemetery in Cernica, Ilfov County, close to the capital.

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