Bart Howard


Bart Howard

Bart Howard (born Howard Joseph Gustafson; June 1 1915 — February 21 2004) was the composer and writer of the famous jazz standard "Fly Me To The Moon", which was performed by singers (among others) Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Della Reese, Diana Krall, and Astrud Gilberto and pianists like Vince Guaraldi, Nat King Cole, Oscar Peterson, and Ellis Marsalis, Jr..

Howard was born in Burlington, Iowa. He began his career as an accompanist at the age of 16 and played for Mabel Mercer, Johnny Mathis and Eartha Kitt, among others.

"Fly Me To the Moon" was first sung in 1954 by Felicia Sanders at the "Blue Angel" club in Manhattan where the composer became M.C. and accompanist in 1951. The song received wide exposure when Peggy Lee sang it on "The Ed Sullivan Show" several years later. Bart Howard "lived off" this song for the rest of his life, although he had 49 other songs to his credit. He died, aged 88, in Carmel, New York. He was survived by a sister Dorothy Lind of Burlington, Iowa and by his companion of 58 years, Thomas Fowler. [ [http://www.jazzhouse.org/gone/lastpost2.php3?edit=1078245748 Todd S. Jenkins (2004)] ]

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References

* Todd S. Jenkins (2004), "Free Jazz and Free Improvisation: An Encyclopedia", Greenwood Press

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