Pianist Howard E. "Church" Anderson (1911-2001) studied music with Llewellyn Wilson in the 1920s and graduated from Douglass High School in 1929. He later studied arranging with A. Jack Thomas. He worked as an accompanist at many of the AME churches in Baltimore, earning the nickname "Church." In the 1930s he performed in jazz bands with musicians such as A. Jack Thomas, Ike Dixon, River Chambers, and Dizzy Gillespie. Anderson performed in Atlantic City with the Grooveneers and toured with...
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