I came across an old Photo postcard of Dorothy Donegan in my Uncle Henry’s garage. I asked him about it, and he stated that Dorothy was the finest woman he ever met and she was a talented pianist. Henry met Dorothy in 1946 when he was 16 years old. She was a part of the Y-Service (YMCA) and performed in St. Louis Missouri at the Kiel Auditorium.
Dorothy Donegan was born on April 6, 1922 and died May 19, 1998. She was an American classically trained Jazz pianist, who played with Cab Calloway. She is an unsung musician that has hardly been recognized.
Check out this Recording: Dorothy was HOT on that Piano!