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Mickey Roker - Music Mentorship

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Uploaded on Nov 27, 2008

Jazz legend, Mickey Roker, is honored by Intercultural Family Services at World Cafe Live in Philly. A George Manney film, copyright 2008. http://www.PhillyPopMusic.com
Granville "Mickey" Roker (born March 9, 1932) is an American jazz drummer. In the early 1950s he started to gain recognition as a sensitive and yet hard-driving big-band drummer. Especially favored by Dizzy Gillespie, Roker was soon in demand for his supportive skills in both big-band and small-group settings. Still active on the Philadelphia scene in the 21st century, Roker has recorded with Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Duke Pearson, Tommy Flanagan, Ella Fitzgerald, Zoot Sims, Horace Silver, Junior Mance, Sarah Vaughan, Milton Jackson, Herbie Hancock, Phil Woods, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Bucky Pizzarelli, Stanley Turrentine, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Hank Jones, Bobby Hutcherson, Joe Locke, and a seemingly endless list of other jazz greats.
The foundation of Intercultural Family Services, Inc. (IFSI) is rooted in the experiences of thousands of immigrants/refugees who came to Philadelphia to create new homes from countries around the world. http://www.ifsinc.org

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