Teddy Wilson (1912-1986)
Teddy Wilson was an American jazz pianist. His playing was known for its elegance and grace. Teddy worked with many of the great jazz musicians including Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lena Horne, Billy Holiday, and Ella Fitzgerald. He worked a lot for various jazz bands but also led his own groups from the 1920s until the 1980s. Teddy Wilson was one of the first black musicians to appear prominently with white musicians. Teddy Wilson was one of the great pianists of the swing jazz era.
Here is an audio recording of Teddy Wilson playing some jazz standards. Enjoy!