(French pronunciation: "[miʃɛl pɛtʁutʃani]
; Italian: [petrutˈtʃani]
; 28 December 1962, Orange, Vaucluse
, France -- 6 January 1999, New York City, USA) was a French jazz
pianist. Afflicted from birth with osteogenesis imperfecta
, a genetic disease
that causes brittle bones and, in his case, short stature, he became one of the most accomplished jazz pianists of his generation, despite having arms which caused him pain.
Former small business owner now retired.