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Don Friedman
Don Friedman by Stella Dacuma.jpg
Don Friedman at the Kitano Jazz Lounge, September 2009
Background information
Birth name Donald Ernest Friedman
Born (1935-05-04)May 4, 1935
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Died June 30, 2016(2016-06-30) (aged 81)
The Bronx, New York, New York
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, composer, bandleader
Instruments Piano
Associated acts Pepper Adams, Booker Little, Jimmy Giuffre, Clark Terry

Donald Ernest "Don" Friedman (May 4, 1935 – June 30, 2016) was an American jazz pianist.

On the West Coast, Friedman performed with Dexter Gordon, Chet Baker, Buddy DeFranco, and Ornette Coleman, among others, before moving to New York. He led his own trio, in addition to playing in the bands of Pepper Adams, Booker Little, and Jimmy Giuffre in the sixties. He was also a part of Clark Terry's big band. He worked in New York as a pianist and jazz educator.[1] He had many fans in Japan, and had toured the country.[2][3]



As leaderEdit

As sidemanEdit

With Buddy Collette

With John Handy

With Joe Henderson

With Elvin Jones

With Don Lanphere

With Booker Little

With Charles Lloyd

With Herbie Mann

With Dave Pike

With Clark Terry


  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Don Friedman Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved March 31, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Don Friedman at All About Jazz". Retrieved March 31, 2010. 
  3. ^ Don Friedman (1935-2016)

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