As per our current Database, Mel Powell has been died on Apr 24, 1998 (age 75).
When Mel Powell die, Mel Powell was 75 years old.
|Popular As||Mel Powell|
|Age||75 years old|
|Born||February 12, 1923 (New York)|
Mel Powell’s zodiac sign is Aquarius. According to astrologers, the presence of Aries always marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. They are continuously looking for dynamic, speed and competition, always being the first in everything - from work to social gatherings. Thanks to its ruling planet Mars and the fact it belongs to the element of Fire (just like Leo and Sagittarius), Aries is one of the most active zodiac signs. It is in their nature to take action, sometimes before they think about it well.
Mel Powell was born in the Year of the Pig. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Pig are extremely nice, good-mannered and tasteful. They’re perfectionists who enjoy finer things but are not perceived as snobs. They enjoy helping others and are good companions until someone close crosses them, then look out! They’re intelligent, always seeking more knowledge, and exclusive. Compatible with Rabbit or Goat.
Winner of the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Music and founding dean of the California Institute of the Arts' music department.
He was a passionate baseball fan as a lad and dreamed of a career with the New York Yankees. He injured his hand playing baseball, however, and embraced music over Sports as a result.
He struggled to complete Duplicates: A Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra because of his muscular dystrophy, which afflicted both his legs and arms. He ended up winning the Pulitzer for this work.
His older brother took him to see jazz Pianist Teddy Wilson play, prompting him to pursue a career in jazz over one as a concert Pianist.
He wrote arrangements for Earl Fatha Hines in 1939, one of his earliest professional gigs.