Jazz artist nicknamed Snap Crackle whose career lasted over sixty years and he became one of the most recorded drummers in jazz history. He also lead the Hip Ensemble.
He collaborated with saxophonist Lester Young from 1947 until 1949, saxophonist Charlie Parker's quintet from 1949 until 1952, and singer Sarah Vaughan from 1953 until 1958.
He was the host of jazz radio station JNR in the popular video game Grand Theft Auto IV.
His son Graham Haynes became a respected cornetist, while his other son, Craig, became a drummer.
He was named one of the Best Dressed Men in America by Esquire in 1960, alongside Fred Astaire, Cary Grant, and Clark Gable.