Kenny Dorham

Jazz Musician
Born Aug 30, 1924

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.


1956 31 Years Old He also recorded as a sideman with Thelonious Monk and Sonny Rollins, and he replaced Clifford Brown in the Max Roach Quintet after Brown's death in 1956. … Read More
1963 38 Years Old In 1963 Dorham added the 26-year-old tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson to his group, which later recorded Una Mas (the group also featured a young Tony Williams). … Read More


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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