Kenny Clarke

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Birthday
9, 1914
Birthplace
Pittsburgh, PA
Death Date
Jan 26, 1985 (71)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
9, 1914
Birthplace
Pittsburgh, PA
Death Date
Jan 26, 1985 (71)

About

Nicknamed "Klook," Clarke was a jazz and bebop drummer and bandleader who released the album Bohemia After Dark as a bandleader.

Before Fame

As a young man, he played with various ensembles, including the Jeter-Pillars band. He went on to be a house drummer at Minton's Playhouse in 1941.

Trivia

He worked as a house drummer for Savoy Records.

Family Life

He had son with Annie Ross.

Associated With

He played drums on a 1955 album by Thelonious Monk, compiled of covers of popular Duke Ellington songs.