Louis Bellson

Real Name:Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio Balassoni

Italian-American jazz drummer, composer, arranger, bandleader, and jazz educator.
Born: 6 July 1924 in Rock Falls, IL - died: 14 February 2009 in Los Angeles, CA.

He is credited with pioneering the use of two bass drums, a set-up he already used at the age of 15. He received the prestigious Jazz Masters Award from the US National Endowment of the Arts in 1994 and was made a “Living Legend” by the Kennedy Centre in 2007.
He was previously married to singer Pearl Bailey from November 1952 until her death in 1990. His daughter was Dee Dee Bellson and his last wife was Francine Bellson. , YouTube , Wikipedia , Imdb , , ,
In Groups:Benny Goodman And His Orchestra, Count Basie 6, Count Basie Orchestra, Duke Ellington And His Orchestra, Duke Ellington Quartet, Harry James & His Music Makers, Harry James And His Orchestra, Jazz Giants 1958, Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra, Kansas City 3, Louie Bellson & His All-Star Orchestra, Louie Bellson And His Jazz Orchestra, Louie Bellson Big Band, Louie Bellson Orchestra, Louie Bellson's Big Band Explosion!, Louie Bellson's Magic 7, Louis Bellson & His Band, Louis Bellson And His Orchestra, Louis Bellson's Just Jazz All Stars, Milt Hinton Trio
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