Skip to main content

Kenny Davern

As a Guest

4 segments

Remembering Kenny Davern

Jazz musician Kenny Davern died this week at the age of 71. Davern loved traditional jazz, and played clarinet and soprano saxophone. He was a member of Soprano Summit, along with Dick Wellstood and Bob Wilber. We rebroadcast a live concert with Davern, performing with guitarist Howard Alden and bassist Phil Flannagan. This originally aired on Feb. 18, 1988.


Kenny Davern: The Fresh Air Concert

The clarinetist is accompanied by bassist Phil Falnigan and guitarist Howard Alden. Davern was originally known as a New Orleans-style player, but performed in varied styles ranging from traditional bop to free jazz.

Did you know you can create a shareable playlist?


There are more than 22,000 Fresh Air segments.

Let us help you find exactly what you want to hear.
Just play me something
Your Queue

Would you like to make a playlist based on your queue?

Generate & Share View/Edit Your Queue