Federico "Fred" Díaz Elizalde (December 12, 1907January 16, 1979) was a Spanish Filipino classical and jazz pianist, composer, conductor, and bandleader influential in the British dance band era.
Elizalde was born in Manila on December 12, 1907, to José Joaquín Elizalde and Carmen Díaz Moreau. He was a brother of diplomat Joaquín ("Mike"), Manuel ("Manolo"), Juan Miguel, Ángel and Carmenchu Elizalde.
At age sevenGrove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 5th edition 1954, Vol. II, p. 929 he entered... more
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