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Tiny Kahn

Norman "Tiny" Kahn (1923 – August 19, 1953) [1] was an American jazz drummer, arranger, and composer.

He was born in New York, United States. [1] Kahn began playing drums at age 15. [1] He played with Boyd Raeburn (1948), Georgie Auld, Chubby Jackson, and Charlie Barnet (1949), [1] and played drums and vibraphone under Elliot Lawrence (1952–53). [2] He also performed and recorded with Red Rodney, Serge Chaloff, Lester Young, Al Cohn, and Stan Getz. [2]

He worked with many of the ensembles he played in as an arranger, and also arranged for Woody Herman and Elliot Lawrence. [1] He composed "Tiny's Blues" and "Father Knickerbopper" among other tunes. [2] Kahn never led a recording session; he died in Edgartown, Massachusetts, of a heart attack at age 30. [1] [3]

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  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Colin Larkin, ed. (1992). The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music (First ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 1336. ISBN   0-85112-939-0.
  2. 1 2 3 "Tiny Kahn Biography, Songs, & Albums". AllMusic . Retrieved 19 September 2021.
  3. "Billboard". Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 29 August 1953. p. 68. Retrieved 19 September 2021 via Google Books.