Jazz Musician of the Day: Johnny Hartman
All About Jazz is celebrating Johnny Hartman's birthday today!
John Maurice Hartman (b. 7/3/23, d. 9/15/83) was a critically acclaimed baritone jazz singer who specialized in ballads. Born in Louisiana but raised in Chicago, he began singing and playing the piano by age eight. In 1940, Hartman graduated from DuSable High School where he studied music under Walter Dyett before receiving a scholarship to Chicago Musical College... Read more.