Joe Sullivan

American jazz pianist Michael Joseph “Joe” O’Sullivan (November 4, 1906 – October 13, 1971). Sullivan was the ninth of nine children born to Irish immigrants. After studying classical piano for 12+ years, Sullivan began playing popular music at the age of 17. He was also exposed to jazz through a local club. He was a graduate of the Chicago Conservatory, and was a key contributor to the Chicago jazz scene in the 1920s. Sullivan’s recording career started in 1927, when he was a member of McKenzie and Condon’s Chicagoans. Others who were musicians included Jimmy McPartland and Frank Teschemacher, Bud Freeman as well as Jim Lanigan, Gene Krupa, Jim Lanigan, Jim Lanigan, and Bud Freeman. He joined Bing Crosby in 1933 as an accompanist. He recorded and made many radio broadcasts. After two years of tuberculosis treatment, he was able to briefly return to Bing Crosby in 1938 and then the Bob Crosby Orchestra again in 1939. Sullivan, who was a soloist in San Francisco, was mostly forgotten by the 1950s. Sullivan was plagued by marital problems and alcoholism, and was unable to hold down a steady job as a soloist or band member. Text contributed by users is available under Creative Commons By–SA License. It may also be available under GNU FDL.

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