James P. Johnson's grave

James Price Johnson

Feb. 1, 1894 - Nov. 17 1955

Beloved Husband, Father and Grandfather

Master American Pianist and Composer

The Dean of Jazz Pianists

As reported in my posts from September 17, 2009 and October 7, 2009 posts, the James P. Johnson Foundation, the Johnson family and Smalls Club organized an all day “rent party” to raise money to buy a monument to commemorate this great musician who so far rested in peace in an unmarked grave in Maspeth, Queens, Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

The event met with success and this is the proof (thanks to Maspeth on www.findagrave.com):

4 comentarios:

  1. Bienvenido de nuevo a la blogosfera, Agux.

    Al gran James parece que le dio por nacer en una ilustre fecha, 1 de febrero.


  2. Gracias, Ariax. Parece que todos los tipos geniales nacieron en esa fecha.

  3. Bienvenido tu retorno. Un abrazo.

  4. Well done. The Master James P. deserved this. Dan V