Dave McKenna

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by Dave McKenna

Biography

30 May 1930, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA. By his late teens, McKenna was active in and around Boston, playing piano with Boots Mussulli’s band. In 1949, he joined Charlie Ventura, then worked with Woody Herman until drafted during the Korean War. From 1953 until well into the 60s he was mostly engaged in small group work, playing with Ventura again and with several major artists, including Gene Krupa, Stan Getz and Zoot Sims. From the late 60s until the end of the 70s, he played long... Read more

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jazz
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piano jazz
piano
solo piano
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