Max Roach

  • Born

    Max Roach was born in 1924, in Newland, North Carolina.
  • Period: to

    bebop drummer.

    Max Roach became a virtuoso bebop drummer in 1947.
  • Max Roach's Job

    In 1952, Roach co-founded Debut Records with Charles Mingus. I could relate to this because I don't like making and listening to music by myself I rather have somebody there with me listening to the music with me and helping me create the music that I want to create.
  • Max Roach's Music

    In 1954, Roach and Clifford Brown formed a quintet that became one of the most highly regarded groups in modern jazz. I can relate to this because I love creating and listening to music because it is a great thing to relieve myself.
  • Music

    Roach's adaptability and inventiveness spurred him to work on an increasingly diverse list of projects. In 1970, he founded M'Boom, an all-percussion group.
  • Max Roach's real job

    In 1972, Roach was named as a professor of music at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
  • Max Roach's Accomplishments

    Max Roach's career accomplishments were further recognized when Roach was inducted into the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame in 1982.
  • Max Roach's Accomplishments

    in 1984 Max Roach won the Jazz Master award by the National Endowment for the Arts.
  • Max Roach's Accomplishments

    In 1988, Max Roach received a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant," the first ever award given to a jazz musician.
  • Max Roach's Concert

    Roach gave his last concert in 2000 and made his final recording in 2002.
  • Max Roach's Death

    Max Roach suffered from a neurological disorder for an extended period before his death in New York City on August 16, 2007, at the age of 83.
  • Max Roach's Personal Family Matters

    All three of Max Roach's marriages ended in divorce, but he was survived by two sons and three daughters.
  • Max Roach's Music

    In 1956 their collaboration ended when Brown and another member of the group were killed in a 1956 car accident. After this happened Roach started to drink real heavily and checked into a rehab place to get back on his feet then once he was sober again they started making music again.