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Norman Amadio
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Background information
Birth name Albert Norman Benedict Amadio
Born (1928-04-14)April 14, 1928
Timmins, Ontario, Canada
Died January 21, 2020(2020-01-21) (aged 91)
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Pianist, arranger, composer, bandleader
Instruments Piano

Albert Norman Benedict "Norm" Amadio (April 14, 1928 – January 21, 2020) was a Canadian jazz pianist, piano teacher, music coach, composer, arranger, session player, band leader and accompanist.

For a span of fifty years he worked for the CBC as an orchestra leader and musical director. In 1956, he became the first and only Canadian to play at the original Birdland in New York City and while playing opposite Duke Ellington.

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