Lees, Gene.

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Gene Lees (born 1928 in Ontario, Canada) has had a distinguished career as an author about jazz, winning the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for excellence in writing about music three times. Editor and publisher of Gene Lees JazzLetter, he has written a number of books, including fiction, biographies, memoirs, and compilations of his articles, as well as lyrics and liner notes for recordings. His Portrait of Johnny: the life of John Herndon Mercer (2004), won theTimothy White Award for Outstanding Musical Biography from ASCAP.

From the description of Gene Lees papers, 1924-2004 [bulk 1990-2004] (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 191913219

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Birth 1928-02-08

Death 2010-04-22

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