Tadd Dameron

Biography

Tadley Ewing Peake (Tadd) Dameron (February 21, 1917 – March 8, 1965) was an American jazz pianist, arranger, and composer. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, Dameron was the most influential arranger of the bebop era, but also wrote charts for swing and hard bop players. The bands he arranged for included those of Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Jimmie Lunceford, Dizzy Gillespie, Billy Eckstine, and Sarah Vaughan. Dameron composed several bop standards, including "Hot House," "Our Delight," "Good Bait," and "Lady Bird." Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.