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Max Roach Net Worth

Max Roach Net Worth is
$250,000

Max Roach Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Maxwell Lemuel "Max" Roach (January 10, 1924 – August 16, 2007) was an American jazz percussionist, drummer, and composer.A pioneer of bebop, Roach went on to work in many other styles of music, and is generally considered alongside the most important drummers in history. He worked with many famous jazz musicians, including Coleman Hawkins, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Billy Eckstine, Stan Getz, Sonny Rollins, Clifford Brown, Eric Dolphy and Booker Little.Roach also led his own groups, and made numerous musical statements relating to the African American civil rights movement.
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Date Of BirthJanuary 10, 1924
Died2007-08-16
Place Of BirthNewland, North Carolina, USA
ProfessionSoundtrack, Composer, Music Department
Star SignCapricorn
#Fact
1Co-founded, with Sue Mingus and Charles Mingus, Debut Records (1952-1957), Los Angeles, CA.
2He was born in South Carolina, but raised in Brooklyn. His mother was a gospel singer.
3He took music lessons in public school. By the time he was 10 he was playing drums for several gospel groups. At 16 he was asked to fill in for three nights for Duke Ellington's drummer, who was ill.
4He was innovative in his use of cymbals, tom-toms, and bass drum to create solos.
5In addition to performing and recording, he was a teacher and composer of music for theatre.
6Is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York.
7Among the first in jazz to perform works in times other than the standard 4/4 count.
8In 1988, he became the first jazz musician to receive a genius grant from the MacArthur Foundation.
9Survived by three daughters and two sons.
10One of the first jazz musicians to teach full-time at the University level.
11Music professor of percussion at the University of Masachusetts.
12Member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
13Cited as a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters in France.
14Two-time recipient of the French Grand Prix du Disque.
15Recipient of eight honorary Doctorate degrees, including degrees awarded by the University of Bologna, Italy, and Columbia University.
16Inductee of both Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame (in 1982) and the Downbeat Magazine Hall of Fame.
171952 graduate of Manhattan School of Music.
18Children: Maxine, Daryl, Raoul Jordu, Ayodele and Dara Rasheeda.
19Was one of the first drummers to play in the bebop style.
20Frequently performed with Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Coleman Hawkins, Bud Powell, and Miles Davis.
21Daughter, Maxine, is a jazz violinist.
22Jazz drummer.
23Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1991.

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Leftovers2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Low Down2014performer: "Deeds not Words"
The Fairy2011performer: "Little Max"
The Notorious Bettie Page2005performer: "Jordu"
The Last Time I Committed Suicide1997performer: "Straight No Chaser"
Kerouac, the Movie1985Documentary writer: "Percussion Discussion"
The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People1976TV Series performer - 1 episode
Go, Go, Second Time Virgin1969performer: "Sunday Afternoon"

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
How to Draw a Bunny2002Documentary
Gensyn med Johannesburg1996Documentary
Death of a Prophet1981TV Movie
El marciano1965Short
Dilemma1962/II

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dresden1999composer: song "Big Foot"
Death of a Prophet1981TV Movie musician
Kuroi taiyô1964performed by
Paris Blues1961musician - uncredited

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Cosby Show1990TV SeriesDr. Gordon Darton
Carmen Jones1954Max (uncredited)

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Atrapados1981technical advisor

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blue Note - A Story of Modern Jazz1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
Abbey Lincoln: You Gotta Pay the Band1993TV MovieHimself
On the Edge: Improvisation in Music - A Liberating Thing1992TV MovieHimself
Behind the Scenes1992/IITV Mini-Series documentary
Bill Cosby Salutes Alvin Ailey1989TV MovieHimself
Musicourt1983VideoHimself
Åke Hasselgård story1983Documentary
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1982TV SeriesHimself - Third Guest
A Salute to Duke1981TV Special
Ossie and Ruby!1981TV SeriesHimself
The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People1976TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1969TV SeriesHimself
Jazz on a Summer's Day1959DocumentaryHimself
Adventures in Jazz1949TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 50th Annual Grammy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself - Honoree
Smoothie1992DocumentaryHimself
The Last of the Blue Devils1979DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)

Known for movies


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