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Mickey Roker

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03/09/1932
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1950's-present
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Granville "Mickey" Roker is an American jazz drummer. 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.

Concerts

Event Date Venue City Region Country
10th Newport Jazz Festival 07/05/1963 Freebody Park Newport Rhode Island USA
Stanley Turrentine Recording Session 06/03/1964 Van Gelder Studio (EC) Englewood Cliffs New Jersey USA
11th Newport Jazz Festival 07/05/1964 Freebody Park Newport Rhode Island USA
Sonny Rollins Recording Session 07/08/1965 Van Gelder Studio (EC) Englewood Cliffs New Jersey USA
Stanley Turrentine Recording Session 07/01/1966 Van Gelder Studio (EC) Englewood Cliffs New Jersey USA
Stanley Turrentine Recording Session 07/08/1966 Van Gelder Studio (EC) Englewood Cliffs New Jersey USA
Stanley Turrentine Recording Session 09/22/1966 Van Gelder Studio (EC) Englewood Cliffs New Jersey USA
Stanley Turrentine Recording Session 02/17/1967 Van Gelder Studio (EC) Englewood Cliffs New Jersey USA
Stanley Turrentine Recording Session 06/09/1967 Van Gelder Studio (EC) Englewood Cliffs New Jersey USA
Stanley Turrentine Recording Session 05/13/1968 Van Gelder Studio (EC) Englewood Cliffs New Jersey USA
Stanley Turrentine Recording Session 03/03/1969 Van Gelder Studio (EC) Englewood Cliffs New Jersey USA
Lee Morgan Quintet 04/09/1971 Robert's Penthouse Chicago Illinois USA
Lee Morgan Quintet 04/10/1971 Safari Room Chicago Illinois USA
Lee Morgan Quintet 04/11/1971 I.W.W. Hall Chicago Illinois USA
Newport Jazz Festival New York 07/06/1972 Carnegie Hall NYC New York USA
Gene Ammons Recording Session 10/30/1972 Van Gelder Studio (EC) Englewood Cliffs New Jersey USA
Gene Ammons Recording Session 11/20/1973 C.I. Recording Studio NYC New York USA
Gene Ammons-Sonny Stitt Recording Session 11/21/1973 C.I. Recording Studio NYC New York USA