Kenny Drew

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Birthday
28, 1928
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Aug 4, 1993 (64)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
28, 1928
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Aug 4, 1993 (64)

About

Jazz artist who relocated to Paris in 1961 and acquired a widespread European fan base as a result, especially in the Copenhagen jazz scene.

Before Fame

He first recorded with Howard McGhee in 1950, which led to collaborations with Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Parker, and Lester Young, to name a few.

Trivia

He and jazz tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon composed and performed the score for Ole Ege's 1971 hardcore adult film Pornografi - en musical, which they also appeared in.

Family Life

He fathered future jazz pianist Kenny Drew Jr.

Associated With

He played on John Coltrane's album Blue Train from 1957.