Callen Radcliffe Tjader, Jr. was born 16 July 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri to touring Swedish-American vaudevillians. His father tap danced and his mother played piano, a husband-wife team going from city to city with their troupe to earn a living.
Eddie Palmieri (born December 15, 1936 in New York City) - pianist and bandleader.
Palmieri is best known for combining jazz piano and instrumental solos with Latin rhythms. His parents immigrated to New York from Ponce, Puerto Rico in 1926 and settled down in Spanish Harlem, a Hispanic ghetto in Manhattan. He was the younger brother of Charlie Palmieri. When he was only 8 years old, he used to musically accompany Charlie and together they would enter and participate in many talent contests.
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