TEDDY WILSON born in Austin, Texas November 24, 1912 was an American Jazz pianist. Wilson had a sophisticated, elegant style. His work was featured on the records of many of the biggest names in jazz, including Louis Armstrong, Lena Horne, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, and Ella Fitzgerald. With Goodman, he was one of the first black musicians to appear prominently with white musicians.
In addition to his extensive work as a sideman, Wilson also led his own groups and recording sessions from the late 1920s to the 1980s. He passed away July 31, 1986 at the age of 73 in New Britain, Connecticut of stomach cancer.