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Kenny Clarke

Kenny ClarkeAKA Kenneth Spearman Clarke

Born: 9-Jan-1914
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA
Died: 26-Jan-1985
Location of death: Montreuil-sous-Bois, Paris, France
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Drummer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Droppin' Bombs

Military service: US Army (1943-46, including AWOL for 100 days)

Father: Charles Spearman
Mother: Martha Grace Scott
Wife: Carmen McRae (jazz singer, m. 1946, div. 1949)
Wife: Daisy

    NEA Jazz Master 1983
    Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1986


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