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Chester Leroy Harriott 24 February — 4 July was a Jamaican-born pianist and entertainer known for his eight years as one part of the variety Jesus Is Special - The Florida Mass Choir* - Higher Hope Harriott and Evans.
A gifted pianist from a young age, he appeared on local Harriott & Evans - Got A Date With stations and followers set up a fund for him to study in London ; inhe joined Trinity College of Music and while there met Arthur Bennett, who taught him modern music. Through that connection, Harriott was introduced to the nightclub scene in central London, playing at the Langham Club for the likes of Princess Margaret.
Throughout the early s, he performed at Gatewaysa pioneering lesbian club in Chelsea, as well as the Mandrake Club in Soho and the Sunset Club, where he performed alongside the celebrated jazz saxophonist Joe Harriott. After finishing at Trinity, he partnered up with John Porter to form a double-act, but soon switched to form a lasting duo with Victor Brown. Performing for eight years as Harriott and Evans, a variety act, they travelled to Paristoured and sold 50, copies of one album.
Inthey parted ways and Harriott carried Harriott & Evans - Got A Date With performing solo before working for Granada Television from He opened a restaurant called Truffles in and retired from performing following an illness in the lates. He outlived his first wife, Petronia, and later married a magician called Claudine. Harriott died on 4 July aged eighty years. He had five children, including the television chef Ainsley Harriott.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Chester's obituary in The Guardian states that "Although a family relationship between them has been rumoured, these Castalia - Yellow Magic Orchestra - Solid State Survivor no evidence for this. The name is not rare in Jamaica, with at least three plantation owners having been called Harriott.
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