Michael Joseph O'Sullivan is an American jazz pianist. Sullivan is the ninth child of Irish immigrant parents. He studied classical piano for 12 years, and at 17 he began to play famous music in silent cinemas, on the radio, and then with dance bands, where he was received. He graduated from the Chicago Conservatory of Music and was a major contributor to Chicago jazz in the 1920s. Sullivan's recording career began in late 1927 when he joined the Chicagoans of McKenzie and Condon. Other musicians around him include Jimmy McPartland, Frank Teschemacher, Bud Freeman, Jim Lanigan and Gene Krupa. In 1933, he joined Bing Crosby as a accompaniment, recording and directing many radio programs.
|Birth name||Michael Joseph O'Sullivan|
|Born||November 4, 1906, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
|Died||October 13, 1971, San Francisco, California, U.S.|
Earl Hines' protege and a mainstay of Chicago's jazz scene in the 1920s.
He attended the Chicago Conservatory of Music. In 1927, he started recording with McKenzie and Condon's Chicagoans.
He was a regular at the Famous Door and then moved into Club Hangover in San Francisco.
He was the ninth child of Irish immigrants, and at the age of twelve, he began studying classical piano.
Throughout the 1930s, he frequently joined Bing Crosby on stage.
Swing pianist. Riverside record label artists. Artists from Vocalion Records. Illinois jazz musician. Musician Chicago