Jutta Hipp

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Date of Birth February 4, 1925
Place of Birth Leipzig, Germany
Date of Death Apr 7, 2003 (78)
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Jutta Hipp

Jutta Hipp was a jazz pianist and composer. Born in Leipzig in the Weimar Republic, she initially listened to jazz in secret, as it was not approved of by the Nazi authorities. After surviving World War II, she became a refugee, often lacking food and other necessities. By the early 1950s, she was a touring pianist and soon led her own bands. Critic Leonard Feather heard Hipp perform in Germany in 1954, recorded her, and organized her move to the United States the following year. Club and festival appearances soon followed, as did album releases. For reasons that are unclear, Hipp's last recording was in 1956; she started working in a clothing factory, and ultimately cut herself off from the music world. She remained in the United States, and worked for the clothing company for 35 years.

Born: February 4, 1925, Leipzig, Weimar Republic
Died: April 7, 2003, New York City, U.S.
Genres: Jazz
Occupation(s): Musician, composer
Instruments: Piano
Years active: 1940s–60

About Jutta Hipp

Bebop and cool-jazz artist who was also a skilled painter, often depicting fellow jazz musicians in her portraits.

Jutta Hipp Before Fame

She fled Communist-occupied East Germany for West Germany after World War II, where she collaborated with bandleader Hans Koller.

Achievement of Jutta Hipp

She recorded a studio album with jazz saxophonist Zoot Sims in 1956, which became a coveted collector's item.

Jutta Hipp Family Life

She withdrew from the music industry after a while and never married or had any children.

Associations of Jutta Hipp

She was sponsored by Horace Silver.

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Latest information about Jutta Hipp updated on April 19, 2021.

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