Gene Krupa
Date of Birth
Jan 15, 1909
Birth Place:
Chicago, IL

Biography

Drummer Gene Krupa was 24 when he joined Benny Goodman's orchestra in 1933. While with Goodman, he made his first film appearance in Hollywood Hotel (1937), the highlight of which was a jam session featuring Krupa, Lionel Hampton and Teddy Wilson. Krupa formed his own band in 1938, alternating between this endeavor and performing with other bands until 1951. His movie activity during this period...