Dorham, Kenny

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Dorham, Kenny Gender: M
McKinley Howard Dorham
born on 30 August 1924 at 08:30 (= 08:30 AM )
Place Fairfield, Texas, 31n43, 96w10
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 06°55' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 09°54 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 08°27'

Kenny Dorham (at the Metropole Hotel in Toronto, 1954)
photo: AlWebster007, license cc-by-2.0


American jazz trumpeter, singer, and composer whose talent is frequently lauded by critics and other musicians, although he never received the kind of attention or public recognition from the jazz establishment that many of his peers did. Dorham composed the jazz standard "Blue Bossa", which first appeared on Joe Henderson's album Page One. During his final years Dorham suffered from kidney disease, from which he died on 5 December 1972, aged 48.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Monk, Thelonious (born 10 October 1917). Notes: Music collaborators
  • associate relationship with Roach, Max (born 10 January 1924). Notes: Max Roach Quintet
  • associate relationship with Rollins, Sonny (born 7 September 1930). Notes: Music collaborators


  • Death by Disease 5 December 1972 (Kidney disease, age 48)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield cites Dorham, "'I was born at 8:30am on Aug. 30, 1924, close to Fairfield, Texas – the nearest village or township with a name recognizable to big-city folk,' writes Dorham in 'Fragments of an Autobiography,' from Downbeat magazine's 1970 yearbook." (quoted in "Trumpet Colossus Kenny Dorham Towers Alongside the Jazz Gods" by Kahron Spearman, Austin Chronicle, 14 Sept 2018 [1]).


  • Traits : Body : Race (Black, African-American)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Kidney
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Kidney disease)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger (Jazz)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (The Jazz Prophets; The Jazz Messengers)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Trumpeter)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Jazz
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Jazz)