Born: January 7, 1935 | Died: December 12, 2006
John Kenneth Davern's embryonic days in the music world found him as a big band sideman in various sax sections, and then on to the classic jazz combos of Greenwich Village and New York's uptown clubs as a clarinetist, to his soprano sax adventures in the Soprano Summit, and now back to the clarinet.
Davern is a native of Huntingdon, Long Island. As a young professional at the age of 16, he sat in with many of the legendary groups in New York City and the fast company gave him the background he needed to become a member of Jack Teagarden's band and to record with Jack at age 19. The bands of Phil Napoleon and Pee Wee Erwin found Kenny in the front line alongside these giants from 1955 through 1965....
No One But KennySackville
In Concert at the Outpost Performance Space, Albuquerque, 2004Arbors Records
Live at the Floating Jazz FestivalChiaroscuro Records
El Rado Scuffle - A Tribute To Jimmie NooneBlue Note
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- No One But Kenny by George Kanzler
- In Concert at the Outpost Performance Space, Albuquerque, 2004 by Florence Wetzel
- Live at the Floating Jazz Festival by C. Michael Bailey
- Live at the Floating Jazz Festival by Dave Nathan
- The Jazz KENNection by AAJ Staff
- Kenny Davern: A Night with Eddie Condon by Mike Neely