Jimmy Smith

Jimmy Smith Biography

American jazz keyboardist, born 8 December 1928 in Norristown, Philadelphia, USA, died 8 February 2005 in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA (aged 76).



Best known as a jazz musician who performed on the Hammond B-3 electric organ, which helped to popularize the instrument greatly.



In 2005, Smith was awarded the NEA Jazz Masters Award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the highest honour that a US jazz musician can attain.



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