I'm interested in learning about musicians who've had major careers while managing significant physical or mental limitations.
A few I know of:
- Tom Harrell (jazz trumpet): schizophrenia
- Django Reinhardt (jazz guitar): significant loss of the use of two fingers on his left hand.
- Leon Fleisher (piano): lost the use of his right hand
- Paul Wittgenstein (piano): right arm amputated during WWI