John Lewis (pianist)

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John Lewis
John Lewis 1977.jpg
John Lewis in 1977
Background information
Birth nameJohn Aaron Lewis
Born(1920-05-03)May 3, 1920
OriginLaGrange, Illinois, USA
DiedMarch 29, 2001(2001-03-29) (aged 80)
GenresJazz
InstrumentsPiano
Years active1940s–1990s

John Aaron Lewis (May 3, 1920 – March 29, 2001) was an American jazz pianist and composer. He was best known as the musical director of the Modern Jazz Quartet.