Boogie-woogie piano player

Dorothy Donegan grew up in Chicago playing piano and was discovered and nurtured by <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST001961" title="Art Tatum" href="/topic/arts-culture/art-tatum-PEHST001961.topic">Art Tatum</a> when she was 8. Playing since the 1940s, her boogie-woogie piano style did not get recognized until the 1980s. Her 1991 live album won her the most acclaim. She died in 1998, the same year she was inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame.
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Dorothy Donegan grew up in Chicago playing piano and was discovered and nurtured by Art Tatum when she was 8. Playing since the 1940s, her boogie-woogie piano style did not get recognized until the 1980s. Her 1991 live album won her the most acclaim. She died in 1998, the same year she was inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame.

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