Celebrating the Legacy of Art Tatum Through Bold Acts of Love!
Arthur Tatum, Jr., known as “Art” was born October 13, 1909 in Toledo, Ohio. The city of Toledo would later be referred to as "Tatum's Town".
By the age of four, Tatum was blind in one eye and visually impaired in the other. A child prodigy, Tatum developed an incredibly fast and accurate playing style that impressed many of the greats. He went on to be one of the most renowned pianists in the history of the jazz genre. His late niece, Lucille Johnson, entrusted Calvin and Christine Sweeney with the responsibility of restoring Art's childhood home and preserving his legacy, and charged them to inspire children and community members to create their own unique legacies.
The Art Tatum Zone (ATZ), a neighborhood revitalization nonprofit organization, was created to be a comprehensive and integrated framework of programs and services that transform the community and guarantee that children and their families achieve academic excellence, family and housing stability and economic self-sufficiency. They are committed to creating a community where every member is living in a neighborhood they are proud to call home. It is the ATZ’s hope that the restored home and other projects connected to it will become the catalyst for the rebirth of jazz music in our region and yet another meaningful destination location in our great city of Toledo. Thank you for your support in helping preserve the legacy of Art Tatum as well as helping to transform lives. For more information, visit: arttatumzone.org.
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