Mickey Roker



Mickey Roker

Rating
Active
1950 to 1990
Born
March 9, 1932 in Miami
Location
Miami, Florida, United States
Biography
Granville William "Mickey" Roker (born March 9, 1932) is an American jazz drummer. Biography: Roker was born into extreme poverty in Miami to Granville (Sr.) and Willie Mae Roker. After his mother died (his father never lived with them), when he was only ten, he was taken by his grandmother to live in Philadelphia with his uncle Walter, who gave him his first drum kit and communicated his love of jazz to his nephew. He also introduced the young Roker to the lively jazz scene in Philadelphia, where the great Philly Joe Jones became Roker's idol. Roker learned quickly, and he never stopped playing.

Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


A Celebration Of Duke

A Celebration Of Duke

Sarah Vaughan September 11, 2006

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