Kenny Dorham

Trumpet Player

Birthday August 30, 1924

Birth Sign Virgo

Birthplace Fairfield, TX

DEATH DATE Dec 5, 1972 (48)

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Composer of the "Blue Bossa" jazz standard and considered by jazz scholars to be underrated because of his talent and contributions to jazz music.

Before Fame

He became a prominent bebop trumpeter by working with big bands and cooperatives like the Jazz Messengers.


He collaborated on and recorded more than twenty albums over the course of his life, including Whistle Stop.

Family Life

He was born in Fairfield, Texas.

Associated With

Dorham recorded music with many musicians, including Thelonious Monk.