Kenny Drew is featured performing in England at the Brewhouse Theater in 1992.
Kenny Drew, piano
Neils Henning Orsted Pedersen, double bass
Alvin Queen, drums
Born in New York City, Kenny Drew began taking piano lessons from the age of five on.
In 1950 he made his recorded debut with trumpeter Howard McGhee and played with top ranking jazz artists including Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, and Charlie Parker over the next couple of years.
Kenny briefly led a trio in California before returning to the East Coast jazz scene working with Dinah Washington and Buddy Rich and leading many recording session throughout the remainder of the ’50s.
In 1961 the pianist moved to Paris before relocating to Copenhagen, Denmark three years later.
There he gained a wide European following and recorded abundantly with Danish bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen.
Kenny Drew passed away in Copenhagen on August 4, 1993 and was…
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