Biography of jazz trumpeter Kenny Dorham (1924-1972) @Encyclopaedia Britannica

Kenny Dorham, byname of McKinley Howard Dorham, (born Aug. 30, 1924, Fairfield, Texas, U.S.—died Dec. 5, 1972, New York, N.Y.), black American jazz trumpeter, a pioneer of bebop noted for the beauty of his tone and for his lyricism. Dorham began playing trumpet in high school, attended Wiley College (Marshall, Texas), and was on a U.S. Army boxing team in

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