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Drew, Kenny (1928 - 1993), pianist, composer

Luca Cerchiari

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd edition, issue Published in print January 2013 |
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b New York, NY, 28 Aug 1928; d Copenhagen, 4 Aug 1993). American pianist and composer, father of Kenny Drew Jr. He emerged on the jazz scene at the end of the 1940s as an accompanist and soloist. The son of musicians, he studied at the New York High School of Music and was influenced by boogie-woogie, Teddy Wilson, and Bud Powell, from whom he also borrowed elements—blues-oriented melodic

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