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 Walter Perkins

Walter Perkins

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 14 Feb 2004 (aged 72)
Queens, Queens County, New York, USA
Burial Calverton, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Plot Section 24A Site 411
Memorial ID 8477240 · View Source
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Musician. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he was a jazz drummer best known as the leader of the band, “MJT + 3” (1959-62). He began his career in the early 1950s, as recognized fixture in the Chicago jazz circuit performing with artist such as Ahmad Jamal, Art Farmer, Carmen McRae and Charles Mingus. As a session player, he recorded with Sonny Criss, Art Farmer Quartet, Billy Taylor, Clark Terry, George Shearing, Ray Bryant and many more. He also appeared as a regular at the annual Playboy Jazz Festival. During the 1970s, he did drumming for Erroll Garner and he helped found the Music for Young Adolescents program in New York City, in 1985. In his later years, he gigged occasionally at clubs around New York and with bassist bandleader William Parker, he recorded the album, “Bob's Pink Cadillac” (2002). He died of cancer at age 72 in Jamaica, New York.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 6 Mar 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8477240
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Walter Perkins (10 Feb 1932–14 Feb 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8477240, citing Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, Suffolk County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .