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John F. Mehegan, a jazz pianist, teacher and author whose four-volume work, ''Jazz Improvisation,'' is one of the most widely used publications for teaching jazz piano, died of a brain tumor Tuesday at Waveny Care Center in New Canaan, Conn. Mehegan, who was 67 years old, maintained a studio in Westport for 20 years but had moved to Rowayton shortly before his death. Mehegan, who was born in Hartford on June 6, , was a self- taught pianist who learned to play from player piano rolls. He became a teaching assistant to the jazz pianist Teddy Wilson at the Metropolitan Music School in , and from until he taught jazz at the Juilliard School. He was also a jazz instructor at Columbia Teachers College and at the University of Bridgeport and was a lecturer in jazz improvisation at the Yale School of Music.

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John F. Mehegan, a jazz pianist, teacher and author whose four-volume work, ''Jazz Improvisation,'' is one of the most widely used publications for teaching jazz piano, died of a brain tumor Tuesday at Waveny Care Center in New Canaan, Conn.

Mehegan, who was 67 years old, maintained a studio in Westport for 20 years but had moved to Rowayton shortly before his death. Mehegan, who was born in Hartford on June 6, , was a self- taught pianist who learned to play from player piano rolls. He became a teaching assistant to the jazz pianist Teddy Wilson at the Metropolitan Music School in , and from until he taught jazz at the Juilliard School. He was also a jazz instructor at Columbia Teachers College and at the University of Bridgeport and was a lecturer in jazz improvisation at the Yale School of Music.

He began his writing career in with an instructional series on ''How to Play Jazz Piano'' for Metronome magazine. He wrote a dozen instructional books in addition to his four-volume ''Jazz Improvisation.

Offstage Broadway Pianist. Mehegan was an unseen presence offstage playing throughout its three-season run on Broadway a score that he wrote for the Tennessee Williams play. On March 23, when it was known that he had a terminal illness, a concert in his honor attended by more than people was held at Symphony Space. The actor Michael Moriarty, who had studied piano with Mr.

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Jazz Improvisation is a series of 4 books edited by pianist, composer, lecturer, and critic John Mehegan between and Today considered classic of jazz instructional books, the four volumes feature anthologies of scores from jazz standards and forewords by renowned Jazz musicians and present a very simple yet stunning graphic design. In addition, each cover includes an image which is a collage of a musical instrument. Very subtly, these collages seem to echo the subject of each one of the volumes, modifying the original photographs with techniques such as repetition, displacements, fragmentation, and recomposition. We can argue these persons worked in the same offices of the publishing house at the time of the publication Amsco publication. Today the four volumes are easily available on anyone of the major online b ook sellers.

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Mehegan was born in Hartford, Connecticut , on June 6, , although he sometimes gave the year as In New York, Mehegan played in clubs. He wrote the incidental music for A Streetcar Named Desire which he performed on Broadway for two years. He wrote numerous books on jazz, including the Jazz Improvisation series, which sets out the basic principles of jazz, [6] and was published between and

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