Haynes, Roy

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Haynes, Roy Gender: M
Roy Owen Haynes
born on 13 March 1925 at 14:00 (= 2:00 PM )
Place Boston, Massachusetts, 42n22, 71w04
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Taglilatelo
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 22°42' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 01°55 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 09°30'

Roy Haynes
photo: Professor Bop, license cc-by-2.0


American jazz musician, a drummer and bandleader, whose illustrious career spans many decades. Haynes has played with greats like Charlie Parker, Sarah Vaughn, Eric Dolphy and Thelonious Monk, Pat Metheny and Chick Corea and many more.

A primarily self-taught drummer, Haynes used to tap out rhythms on his desk at school. By the early 1940s he had established a reputation for himself that caught the attention of musicians and bandleaders. In 1945 he joined the group led by Luis Russell playing at the Savoy Ballroom in New York City..

He has been awarded many prizes at home and abroad including the Danish Jazzbar prize (1994), the Chevalier des l'Ordres Artes et des Lettres in 1996 and Best Drummer honors in the Downbeat Readers Poll Awards also in 1996.His album, "Te Vou!" was recognized as Best Contemporary Jazz Recording. In September 2001 his album, a tribute to Charlie "Bird" Parker was released. The living legend continues to play well into his 80s.

He has three children, Craig, Leslie and Graham. Sons Craig and Graham are also musicians (as are some of his grandchildren); Craig is a drummer and Graham is a cornetist.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Brubeck, Dave (born 6 December 1920)
  • associate relationship with Byrd, Donald (born 9 December 1932)
  • associate relationship with Corea, Chick (born 12 June 1941)
  • associate relationship with Davis, Miles (born 26 May 1926)
  • associate relationship with Dolphy, Eric (born 20 June 1928)


  • Social : Joined group 1945 (Luis Russel's band)
  • Work : Prize 1994 (Danish Jazzbar prize)
  • Work : Prize 1996 (Two prizes: Best Drummer and Chevalier des l"ordres Arts et des Lettres)

Source Notes

His son Craig Haynes quotes his dad and his grandmother; PT notes same information given in an interview article by Fred Jung on the "All About Jazz" website entitled, "A Fireside Chat With Roy Haynes": …"I was born in 1925, March 13, Friday afternoon, two in the afternoon, my mother often told me."


  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three, two sons and a daughter)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (his own and others)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Drummer)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Jazz