Jazz April Birthday #19: Dudley Moore 1935-2002 | April 19, 2013

Dudley Moore credit: © Bettmann/CORBIS

Dudley Moore
credit: © Bettmann/CORBIS

Comedian and actor Dudley Moore was also a classically trained musician and highly accomplished jazz pianist and composer.  He studied at Oxford on a music scholarship, focusing on organ, but soon turned to piano.  He was influenced by Oscar Peterson and Errol Garner.

Dudley’s jazz trio was a constant in his life from the late 1950s to the early 1990s, through his TV, West End, Hollywood and Broadway performance years.  While Dudley was on his way to winning Tony awards, a Grammy, two Golden Globes, and an Oscar nomination, the trio played regularly on TV, made over a dozen recordings and had a long-running residency in London at The Establishment, the nightclub owned by Dudley’s comedy partner Peter Cook.


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