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.
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.