Fate Marable



Fate Marable (December 2, 1890 – January 16, 1947) was an American jazz pianist and bandleader.

Marable was born in Paducah, Kentucky to James and Elizabeth Lillian (Wharton) Marable, a piano teacher. Fate had five siblings, including two brothers, Harold and James, and three sisters, Mabel, Juanita, and Neona. Elizabeth Marable, known as “Lizzie,” gave her son music lessons, both in reading music and playing piano.