Max Roach


Max Roach was born in Newland, North Carolina, United States on January 10th, 1924 and is the Drummer. At the age of 83, Max Roach biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 10, 1924
United States
Place of Birth
Newland, North Carolina, United States
Death Date
Aug 15, 2007 (age 83)
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Bandleader, Composer, Jazz Musician, Percussionist, University Teacher
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Manhattan School of Music
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Max Roach Life

Maxwell Lemuel Roach (January 10, 1924 – August 16, 2007) was an American jazz drummer and composer.

A pioneer of bebop, he worked in many other styles of music, and is generally considered alongside the most important drummers in history.

He worked with many famous jazz musicians, including Coleman Hawkins, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Abbey Lincoln, Dinah Washington, Charles Mingus, Billy Eckstine, Stan Getz, Sonny Rollins, Eric Dolphy, and Booker Little.

He was inducted into the DownBeat Hall of Fame in 1980 and the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1992.Roach also led his own groups, most notably a pioneering quintet co-led with trumpeter Clifford Brown and the percussion ensemble M'Boom.

He made numerous musical statements relating to the civil rights movement.

Personal life

Two children, son Daryl Keith and daughter Maxine, were born from Roach's first marriage with Mildred Roach in 1949. In 1956, he met singer Barbara Jai (Johnson) and fathered another son, Raoul Jordu. During the period 1961–1970, Roach was married to singer Abbey Lincoln, who had performed on several of his albums. In 1971, twin daughters, Ayodele Nieyela and Dara Rashida, were born to Roach and his third wife, Janus Adams Roach.

He had four grandchildren: Kyle Maxwell Roach, Kadar Elijah Roach, Maxe Samiko Hinds, and Skye Sophia Sheffield.

His godson is artist, filmmaker and hip-hop pioneer, Fab Five Freddy.

Roach identified himself as a Muslim in an early 1970s interview with Art Taylor.