Newark, NJ Resident

The legacy continues with singer Clement “Clem” Moorman – the stepfather of Melba Moore. His professional music career started at age 13, when he was pianist for the Sunday School of Newark’s Thirteenth Avenue Presbyterian Church. At age 22, he was part of Johnny Jackson’s Society Orchestra, playing at the prestigious Terrace Ballroom at Newark Symphony Hall. He created the house band, The Piccadilly Pipers, for the Piccadilly Club, a notable venue of the Newark jazz scene. Through the ’40s and ’50s, Clem and his bands recorded for the Savoy, Apollo, Decca, and Columbia record labels. His record “Don’t Stop Now” under the band name the Bunny Banks Trio was number one for five weeks on the Harlem Hit

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