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Thielmans, Toots Gender: M
Thielmans, Jean Baptiste
born on 29 April 1922 at 22:00 (= 10:00 PM )
Place Brussels, Belgium, 50n50, 4e20
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Lescaut
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 08°45' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 10°05 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 01°17'


Belgian musician of jazz; guitar and harmonica, he began playing accordion at age 3. Hooked on jazz during the German occupation of Belgium during WWII, he had an international breakthrough when he joined the Benny Goodman European concert tour in 1950. Two years later,

he emigrated to the US (1952) and had been a jazz favorite. He tours internationally and has released several CDs.

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  • Family : Change residence 1952 (moved to US)
  • Work : Gain social status 1950 (international breakthrough in music/jazz)

Source Notes

Lescaut quotesVat Lente magazine 1977 for B.R.


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Guitar and harmonica; jazz)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Music
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Jazz