Kenny Dorham

Jazz Musician
Born Aug 30, 1924
Hometown Fairfield, Texas
Died Dec 5, 1972
Death Place New York City
Genres Jazz + Mainstream...
Instruments Trumpet
Performed With Max Roach + Art B...

McKinley Howard Dorham (August 30, 1924 – December 5, 1972) was an American jazz trumpeter, singer, and composer born in Fairfield, Texas. Dorham's talent is frequently lauded by critics and other musicians, but he never received the kind of attention from the jazz establishment that many of his peers did or public recognition. For this reason, his name has become (in the words of writer Gary Giddins) "virtually synonymous with underrated.… Read More

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1924 Birth Born on August 30, 1924.


1972 48 Years Old During his final years Dorham suffered from kidney disease, from which he died on December 5, 1972, aged 48. … Read More
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