Gene Krupa



Gene Krupa

Rating
Active
1927 to 1973
Born
January 15, 1909 in Chicago
Died
October 16, 1973
Location
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres
Rock
Biography
Eugene Bertram Krupa (January 15, 1909 – October 16, 1973) was an American jazz and big band drummer, band leader, actor, and composer. Known for his highly energetic, flamboyant style and for his showmanship, Krupa was important for his musical contribution to jazz music and his influence extends to this day. His drum solo on "Sing, Sing, Sing" (1937) elevated the role of the drummer as a frequently used solo voice in the band, making him one of the first major percussive soloists. He is also known for defining the standard drum kit used today in collaboration with brands Slingerland and Zildjian.

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


In Person

In Person

Gene Krupa March 21, 2014

17 Tracks

The Capitol Vaults Jazz Series

The Capitol Vaults Jazz Series

Harry James January 1, 2012

59 Tracks

Six Pack - Gene Krupa - EP

Six Pack - Gene Krupa - EP

Gene Krupa March 1, 2011

5 Tracks

Gene Krupa Plays Gerry Mulligan Arrangements

Gene Krupa Plays Gerry Mulligan Arrangements

Gene Krupa April 26, 2005

11 Tracks

That Drummer's Band

That Drummer's Band

Gene Krupa April 26, 2005

18 Tracks

BD Music Presents Gene Krupa

BD Music Presents Gene Krupa

Gene Krupa June 25, 2004

37 Tracks

Krupa, Gene: Wire Brush Stomp (1935-1940)

Krupa, Gene: Wire Brush Stomp (1935-1940)

Gene Krupa June 25, 2003

20 Tracks

Gene Krupa Live at the New School

Gene Krupa Live at the New School

Gene Krupa September 1, 1999

8 Tracks

Drummin' Man

Drummin' Man

Gene Krupa May 11, 1999

18 Tracks

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