Norman Granz

American jazz musician and producer (1918-2001) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Norman Granz (August 6, 1918 – November 22, 2001) was an American jazz record producer and concert promoter. He founded the record labels Clef, Norgran, Down Home, Verve, and Pablo. Granz was acknowledged as "the most successful impresario in the history of jazz".[1] He was also a champion of racial equality, insisting, for example, on integrating audiences at concerts he promoted.[2]

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Norman Granz
Granz in 1947
Granz in 1947
Background information
Born(1918-08-06)August 6, 1918
Los Angeles, California
DiedNovember 22, 2001(2001-11-22) (aged 83)
Geneva, Switzerland
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Record producer, label owner
Years active1944–2001
LabelsClef, Norgran, Down Home, Verve, Pablo
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