From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Hayes, Edgar J.

(born: 1904  -  died: 1979) 

Edgar J. Hayes was born in Lexington, KY. A pianist who worked with many bands, he was known for his tinkling interpretations of the songs Star Dust and In the Mood. Hayes was a graduate of Wilberforce University. For more see Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 9th ed., edited by L. Kuhn; and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd ed., edited by B. Kernfeld.

Item Relations

Cited in this Entry

NKAA Source: Star dust (song)
NKAA Source: In the mood (song)
NKAA Source: Baker's biographical dictionary of musicians
NKAA Source: The new Grove dictionary of jazz 2nd ed.

Related Entries Citing this Entry


Cite This NKAA Entry:

“Hayes, Edgar J.,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed June 20, 2024,

Last modified: 2017-09-14 18:33:01