The pianist Mel Powell died at the age of 75. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Winner of the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Music and founding dean of the California Institute of the Arts’ music department.
His older brother took him to see jazz pianist Teddy Wilson play, prompting him to pursue a career in jazz over one as a concert pianist.
Mel Powell died on 24 April 1998 at his home in Sherman Oaks, Calif. He was 75. The Associated Press reported that the cause was liver cancer.