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PICTURES

 

Billy Strayhorn's Westinghouse High School senior class photo...

Photo: Billy Strayhorn Songs Inc.

 

 

Flyer from the Strayhorn inspired 1935 high school musical "Fantastic Rhythm"...

Photo: Billy Strayhorn Songs Inc.

 

 

Strayhorn in Pittsburgh around 1937...

Photo: Billy Strayhorn Songs Inc.

 

 

Strayhorn taking Ellington through some charts...

Photo: Frank Diggs

 

 

Lena Horne with Billy...

Photo: William Claxton-1956.

 

 

Ellington and Strayhorn playing together circa 1948.

Photo: Metronome.

 

 

Hanging with Dizzy...Columbia 30th Street Studio, NYC. 1959.

Photo: Don Hunstein


 

 

 

Strayhorn playing the bongos, 1946.

Photo: Metronome

 

 

Harry Carney and his baritone sax...

 

  

Photos by LIFE magazine photographer Gjon Mili... 

 

 

Strayhorn, with Ellington copyist Tom Whaley at a NAACP voter registration event...

 

 

Leading the band...

Photo: Chuck Stewart

 

 

Billy Strayhorn, Lena Horne kissing, 1945.

Photo: Metronome

 

 

Strayhorn and Ellington in Paris during the production of Paris Blues (1961)...

Photos: Sam Shaw

 

 

The great Johnny Hodges...

Photo: Chuck Stewart

 

Singer Danny Kaye...  

 

 

Otto Preminger looks on...

 

Photo: Gordon Parks-1960. Taken in San Francisco.

 

 

  

That fantastic Harlem social club known as the "Copasetics"...

Photo: Billy Strayhorn Songs Inc.

 

 

The real life Upper Manhattan Medical Group ("UMMG") that inspired the Strayhorn title. Longtime Ellington physician Dr. Arthur Logan; sitting 4th from the right with the bowtie.

Photo: Billy Strayhorn Songs Inc.

 

 

Mary Lou Williams (center), Dizzy Gillespie (behind Mary) and Billy Taylor (2nd from right) join Strayhorn and Duke at a 60's Pittsburgh Jazz Fest...

 

 

Village Voice, 1992 featuring Strayhorn...

 

  

Cover of the 2007 Blue Note "Lush Life" CD... 

 

 

1996 New York Times review of  David Hadju's award winning "Lush Life" biography...

 

 

Marker honoring Billy Strayhorn at Westinghouse High School in Pittsburgh...

Photo: Billy Strayhorn Songs Inc.

 

 

  

Grammy Trustees Award for significant contributions other than performance. Awarded posthumously to Billy Strayhorn, 1968...

Photo: Billy Strayhorn Songs Inc.

 

Jazz Appreciation Month for 2015 honors Strayhorn during his Centennial celebration year.

 

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