Bruno Carr

Jazz drummer Bruno Carr, who recorded with Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles, died Oct. 25 of lung cancer.

He was 65.

Carr grew up in New York City and was a professional drummer by age 16. He worked in swing bands led by Big Sid Catlett and Roy Haynes, and later was a drummer for Sonny Stitt, Lockjaw Davis, the Three Sounds and Herbie Mann.

Carr married actress Bonnie Brown-Carr after meeting her while touring in Denver in 1975. They commuted from Los Angeles for years before permanently settling in Denver in 1988.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Scene News from Variety