|Birth name||Maxwell Lemuel Roach|
|Born||January 10, 1924 (disputed), Pasquotank County, North Carolina, U.S.|
|Died||August 16, 2007, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, composer, educator, civil rights activist|
|Instruments||Drums, percussion, piano|
|Associated acts||M'Boom, Coleman Hawkins, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Eric Dolphy, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Dizzy Gillespie, Booker Little, Clifford Brown, Sonny Stitt, Billy Eckstine, Bud Powell, Stan Getz|
He was a regular at local jazz clubs. He was given the opportunity to replace Sonny Greer with the Pianist Duke Ellington Orchestra when he was eighteen years old.
Money Jungle was his debut album.
His first wife was Mildred Roach, with whom he had two children. With Barbara Jai, he had a son named Raoul. Prior to this, he was married to Pop Singer Abbey Lincoln. With his wife Janus Adams Roach, he had twin children.
He also worked on music scores, composing music for a number of Playwright Sam Shepard plays.
Back-bop drummer. Bebop drummer. Hard bop drummer. Artists of Emarcy Records. Candid Records artists. African-American drummer. Artists from Verve Records. Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award Winner. Manhattan Music School alumni. African American jazz musician. Faculty of Amherst, University of Massachusetts. Commander of the Order of Arts and Literature. American jazz drummer. Capitol Records artists
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Latest information about Max Roach updated on March 23 2022.