G. Alan Dawson


G. Alan Dawson Famous memorial

Marietta, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 23 Feb 1996 (aged 66)
Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 6841068 View Source

Musician. Born in Marietta, Pennsylvania, he was regarded as one of jazz music's finest drummers. In a career which spanned more then four decades, he performed and recorded with artist to include Oscar Peterson, Dave Brubeck, Dave McKenna, Woody Shaw, Benny Carter, Sonny Stitt, Charles Mingus and Rahsaan Roland Kirk. Despite an active performance schedule, Dawson also maintained a full teaching schedule and single-handedly set the standard for advanced drum instruction. He continued to play and teach right up until he lost his battle with leukemia at the age of 66.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 9 Oct 2002
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for G. Alan Dawson (14 Jul 1929–23 Feb 1996), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6841068, citing Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory, Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .