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musician

Gene Krupa, musician. Member American Federation Musicians.

Background

Krupa, Gene was born on January 15, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Bartley and Ann (Oslowska) Krupa.

Education

Student St. Joseph’s College (Indiana), 1926-1927.

Career

. Professional drummer, 1927. Drummer Chicago night clubs, later with Joe Kayser’s band, dance orchs. of Red Nichols, Russ Columbo, Mal Hallett, Benny Goodman. Formed dance orchestra, Gene Krupa and his orchestra, 1938-1951.

Jazz player Philharmonic concert tours, recordings, television. Club appearances jazz trio and quartet, 1952-1973.

Membership

Member American Federation Musicians.

Connections

Married Ethel Fawcett (deceased). Married second, Patricia Bowler, April.

father:
Bartley Krupa

mother:
Ann (Oslowska) Krupa

spouses:
Ethel Fawcett

Patricia Bowler