Kenny Drew

American jazz pianist Kenneth Sidney Drew (Kenny) Drew was born August 28, 1928 and died on August 4, 1993. He was born in New York City, New York. In 1949, he recorded his first recording with Howard McGhee. The next two years saw him record with Buddy DeFranco and Coleman Hawkins. He was a leader in many recording sessions during the 1950s and featured on John Coltrane’s album Blue Train. He moved to Denmark in 1961 with many other American jazz musicians. He lost much of the American jazz audience’s interest, but he still gained a large following in Europe. Kenny Drew was an important figure in the Copenhagen jazz scene. He recorded many sessions with Niels-Henning Orsted Petersen, the Danish bassist. Kenny Drew, who died in 1993, was interred at the Assistens Kirkegard (Norrebro) section of Copenhagen. Kenny Drew Jr., his son, is also a jazz pianist. Text contributed by users is available under Creative Commons By–SA License. It may also be available under GNU FDL.

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