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Trumpet Colossus Kenny Dorham Towers Alongside the Jazz Gods
The Austin musician stands alone in showing up Miles Davis in his autobiography
"...Kenny Dorham was once 10 feet tall, lean and healthy...."

Sept. 14, 2018 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

Kenny Dorham's Backyard in Danger
" of the imminent dangers facing his part-time venue, Kenny Dorham's Backyard...."

June 13, 2014 Music Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Black Artists Matter & Kenny Dorham Murals in East Austin
" release. Participants also painted murals at music venue Kenny Dorham's Backyard, which is located on the same stretch..."

June 19, 2020 Photo Gallery

Encore for Dorham’s Backyard
City extends music venue's lease through September
"...Monday night to learn that the licensing agreement for Kenny Dorham’s Backyard, the outdoor music venue on East Eleventh..."

June 17, 2014 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Reprieve for Dorham's Backyard
Harold McMillan's music venue isn't ready for a swan song
"...Monday night to learn that the leasing agreement for Kenny Dorham's Backyard, the part-time outdoor music venue on East..."

June 20, 2014 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Andrew Cyrille Lays His Declaration of Musical Independence on UT
Rarified improv comes to campus
"...the studio, is truly mind-boggling: Illinois Jacquet, Coleman Hawkins, Kenny Clarke, Mary Lou Williams, Philly Joe Jones, Nellie Lutcher,..."

Jan. 16, 2020 Music Post by Michael Toland

July 26-Aug. 1
"...special Fourth Friday celebration in an effort to save Kenny Dorham's Backyard, the financially troubled music venue that celebrates..."

July 27, 2007 News Feature

The Long Story of East 11th and 12th Streets Takes a Turn
Austin’s historically black neighborhood continues to stand at the crossroads of growth
"...the head," said McMillan. For 15 years he's run Kenny Dorham's Backyard, a community event space that presents live..."

Oct. 18, 2019 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Organ Great James Polk Works Wonders Outside the Limelight
We speak with Austin’s esteemed multi-instrumentalist and former arranger for Ray Charles
"...of government. By 1958, Austinites such as trumpet great Kenny Dorham and Motown arranger Gil Askey drove their respective..."

Jan. 18, 2019 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

Heart and Soul
Nice N Ful bounces back
"...Walk into Kenny Dorham's Backyard these days, and it's immediately apparent that..."

June 26, 2015 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Play Misty for Me
Did you know Bill Cosby is an accomplished jazz drummer?
"...came across a jazz legend associated with Austin, trumpeter Kenny Dorham...."

Sept. 19, 2014 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

KD: A Jazz Biography
Austin jazz trumpet legend by the rhyme
"...grace of this fascinating narrative on Texas jazz trumpeter Kenny Dorham, KD grooves with all the soul and verve..."

June 15, 2012 Music Feature by Jay Trachtenberg

Sonny Rollins The Freelance Years: The Complete Riverside & Contemporary Recordings (Riverside/Contemporary)
"...the sessions, Rollins plays sideman to leaders Thelonious Monk, Kenny Dorham, and Abbey Lincoln -- hence the Freelance Years..."

May 19, 2000 Music Review by Jay Trachtenberg

The Composer's Roots
A look at the career of a premier jazz pianist, Dallas-born Cedar Walton
", having played in the bands of Lou Donaldson, Kenny Dorham, J.J. Johnson, Art Farmer, and Art Blakey, and..."

Oct. 29, 1999 Music Feature by Harvey Pekar

Identifying the Impulse
"...with Doug Watkins, Hank Mobley, and Austin trumpet hero Kenny Dorham in late 1954, and though the incarnation was..."

Dec. 18, 1998 Music Feature by Jeff Mccord

We Have an Issue: Let the Balloting Begin
Vote now in the Austin Chronicle's "Best of Austin" Readers Poll
"...and present. (His 2018 look back at jazz giant Kenny Dorham is still one of my favorite pieces we've..."

Feb. 12, 2021 Column by Kimberley Jones

Faster Than Sound: Fat Tony Tales
Houston rapper plays sole release show in Austin
"...A.B. Cantu/Pan American Recreation Center and Harold McMillan of Kenny Dorham's Backyard...."

Oct. 30, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Faster Than Sound: Jana Horn Is Cautiously Optimistic
Cautious and cerebral ATX singer-songwriter finally releases her solo debut
"...venue proprietors of color such as Harold McMillan of Kenny Dorham's Backyard. Commissioner Paul Pinon called it a "living..."

Oct. 9, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Creative Space Solution
"...Dear Editor, Kenny Dorham's Backyard seems like an ideal spot to invest..."

March 11, 2019 Postmarks

Trumpet Constant Ephraim Owens Won’t Be Rushed
New Austin Music Hall of Fame inductee substitutes kindness and ubiquity for a back catalog
"...he's likely the last musical heir to Banks' antecedent Kenny Dorham (1924-1972) and the many players preceding the underrated..."

April 7, 2017 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

EAST 2016: A Crash Course
Five recommendations for a quick education on the Eastside arts scene and beyond
"...Austin's historic African-American community by foot, finishing up at Kenny Dorham's Backyard for EAST closing festivities (7-10pm, 1104 E...."

Nov. 18, 2016 Arts Feature by Sam Anderson-Ramos

Playback: Mac's Love Letters
Ian McLagan got that mojo working
"...Austin's Urban Renewal Board extended the licensing agreement on Kenny Dorham's Backyard Monday, ensuring that the city-owned space on..."

June 20, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Join in for another Artz Rib House fundraiser, and get involved in making Fat Tuesday official
"...prosperity/victory garden at the outdoor music venue known as Kenny Dorham's Back­yard (1106 E. 11th, 477-9438, was installed..."

Feb. 20, 2009 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Who Can Vouch for the Charters?
The state's freewheeling experiment with charter schools gets a poor grade.
"...others have not been so successful. Last fall, the Kenny Dorham School for the Performing Arts in East Austin,..."

April 4, 2003 News Feature by Michael May

Naked City
"...One of Austin's first charter schools, the Kenny Dorham School for the Performing Arts, was taken over..."

April 26, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Faster Than Sound: Austin Music Commission Considers a Black Live Music Fund
Envisioning a Black Live Music Fund and fixing the Broken Spoke
"...East 11th block that includes Victory Grill and his Kenny Dorham's Backyard...."

July 10, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Jacob Wise Quartet
"...being in the same bucket as late local heroes Kenny Dorham and Martin Banks. As such, Paseo is no..."

Sept. 6, 2019 Music Review by Michael Toland

Thursday Showcases
All the SXSW showcases that fit
"...7pm, Kenny Dorham's Backyard..."

March 19, 2010 Music Feature

Yodel-Ay-Ee-Oooo: The Secret History of Yodeling Around the World
Sheet music
" hillbilly yodelers like Hank Snow, Jimmie Rodgers, Jumpin' Kenny Roberts, and the inevitable Slim Whitman. Austin's own Don..."

Feb. 13, 2004 Music Review by Jerry Renshaw

Bitten by the Bug
Trumpet Phenom Roy Hargrove
"...Afro-Cuban bug, whose past victims have included Austin native Kenny Dorham, and, of course, Dizzy Gillespie, one of Hargrove's..."

June 6, 1997 Music Feature by Jeff Mccord

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