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Roy Haynes


Jazz designer nicknamed Snap Crackle whose profession lasted more than sixty years and he became probably one of the most recorded drummers in jazz background. He also business lead the Hip Outfit. He collaborated with saxophonist Lester Youthful from 1947 until 1949, saxophonist Charlie Parker’s quintet from 1949 until 1952, and vocalist Sarah Vaughan from 1953 until 1958. He was the sponsor of jazz radio train station JNR in the favorite gaming Grand Theft Car IV. His child Graham Haynes became a well known cornetist, while his additional child, Craig, became a drummer. He was called one of the better Dressed Men in the us by Esquire in 1960, alongside Fred Astaire, Cary Give, and Clark Gable.

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Full Name Roy Haynes
Date Of Birth March 13, 1925
Place Of Birth Boston, MA
Profession Drummer
Nationality American
Awards Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Music Groups Liquid Soul
Movies Birdsongs: Tribute to Charlie Parker
Star Sign Pisces

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1Jazz drummer.
2Inducted into the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame in 1998.



Grand Theft Auto IV2008Video Game performer: "Snap Crackle" / writer: "Snap Crackle" - as R. Haynes



The Preacher's Wife1996Drummer



The Miles Davis Documentary2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Sonny Rollins Beyond the Notes2014DocumentaryHimself
The Savoy King: Chick Webb & the Music That Changed America2012DocumentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2011TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Jazz Baroness2009DocumentaryHimself - interviewed
Grand Theft Auto IV2008Video GameHimself - JNR Jazz DJ (voice)
The Ballad of Greenwich Village2005DocumentaryHimself
Live from Lincoln Center2004TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Rendezvous in New York2004Video documentaryHimself
New Scenes from America2003Documentary shortHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993TV SeriesHimself
Art Blakey: The Jazz Messenger1988DocumentaryHimself

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The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself

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