born on 1/3/1914 in Springfield, IL, United States
died on 15/9/1998 in Chicago, IL, United States
Barrett Deems (March 1, 1914 – September 15, 1998) was an American swing music jazz drummer born in Springfield, Illinois, probably best known for his work with jazz musicians Jimmy Dorsey, Louis Armstrong (he performed as part of Armstrong's band in the 1956 musical High Society), Red Norvo, and Muggsy Spanier.
Deems died of pneumonia in Chicago, in September 1998, at the age of 84.
- 1.0 1.1 Thedeadrockstarsclub.com - accessed SEptember 2010
- Carr, Ian; Digby Fairweather, Brian Priestley (1995). Jazz: The Rough Guide, p. 165, The Rough Guides.
- Barrett Deems page at Drummerworld