James P. Johnson | Biography, Music, & Facts | Britannica
James P. Johnson, in full James Price Johnson, (born February 1, 1894, New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.—died November 17, 1955, New York, New York), highly influential American jazz pianist who also wrote popular songs and composed classical works. A founder of the stride piano idiom, he was a crucial figure in the transition from ragtime to jazz.. In his youth Johnson studied classical and ...
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