Joseph Gattone, jazz pianist who played with greats, dies at 86

Mar 30, 2016 425

Joe Gattone's fingers were so strong, they looked like they could do push-ups. They were filmed playing the piano for an episode of "The West Wing" in 2002 and "dubbed" in for the hands of an actor.

Mr. Gattone, who performed for decades at nightclubs and hotels including the Blue Max, the Mill Run, the Drake and the Four Seasons, often accompanying Mel Torme and other masters of jazz and the Great American Songbook, died Wednesday of complications from Parkinson's disease. He was 86.

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