Gerry Wiggins

Gerry Wiggins

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Don't Get Around Much Anymore




A respected "musicians' musician" type, Wiggins has led a few sessions of his own but made his reputation largely by accompanying female jazz-oriented singers, among them Lena Horne, Kay Starr, Eartha Kitt, Helen Humes, Carmen McRae, Linda Hopkins, and Marilyn Monroe (with whom he worked on the film "Let's Fall in Love"). A youthful encounter with Art Tatum's music in New York inspired Wiggins to take up the piano. He backed the comedian Stepin Fetchit, then worked with Les Hite... Read more

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