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Cy Coleman
June 14, 1929 - November 18, 2004
Nationality: American
Category: Composer
Subcategory: American Composer

I used to perform all the time but I haven't performed in New York in a very long time.


We're doing a workshop over the first two weeks of December, I believe, with Graciella Daniele directing it.


I decided during my teens that I wasn't going to have the life of a concert pianist, much to the chagrin of a lot of people who had put a lot of money into me!


Since I was the solo artist as well as the writer for the songs, I figured I had enough credits on it already.


I'm lucky to be in a profession where you can keep getting better.


Someone skipped on the rent and they left behind a huge upright piano, which got moved into our apartment so the other apartment could get rented out. I took to it and started playing.


I have a bunch of albums I would love to get re-released.


My background was in performing originally.


When I was four years old, my mother owned some tenements in the Bronx.


So I went into jazz and performed in jazz clubs all over the country.


To put it in musician's terms, my chops are good.


I'm trying to get hold of them... the trouble is a lot of the companies that recorded and produced the albums went bust, so I don't know where to get the masters.


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