Kenny Hagood

born in 1926 in Detroit, MI, United States

died in 1989

Kenny Hagood

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Kenny "Pancho" Hagood (April 2, 1926 - November 9, 1989) was an American jazz vocalist.[1]


Hagood was born in Detroit, Michigan, and first sang at the age of 17 with Benny Carter. He sang with the Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra from 1946 to 1948 and then with Tadd Dameron later in 1948. He recorded two pieces with Thelonious Monk in 1948 and with Miles Davis on the Birth of the Cool sessions in 1950. He then moved to Chicago and later Paris. There in 1960 he had a short-lived marriage to Alice Coltrane, who bore him a daughter.[2] Hagood recorded with Guy Lafitte in the 1960s. He moved to Los Angeles, California, in 1965 to 1980. In the early 1980s he returned first to Chicago, and later to the Detroit area.


  • Charlie Parker: The Complete Dean Benedetti Recordings (Mosaic, 194748)
  • Miles Davis: Cool Boppin´ - Historic Broadcasts from The Royal Roost 1948/1949 (Fresh Sound; earlier released as LP: Pre-Birth Of The Cool (Cicala Jazz Life))
  • Dizzy Gillespie: The Complete RCA Victor Recordings (Bluebird, 1937-1949, [1995])
  • Dizzy Gillespie: Pleyel 48 (Vogue, 1948)
  • Dizzy Gillespie: Dizzy Gillespie & His Big band In Concert (GNP Crescendo, 1948)
  • Milt Jackson: Wizard of the Vibes (Blue Note 1948-52)
  • Miles Davis: Birth Of The Cool (Capitol 1949-50)
  • Thelonious Monk: The Complete Blue Note Recordings (Blue Note, 194758)


  1. Leonard Feather and Ira Gitler, The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz. Oxford, 1999, p. 283.
  2. Steve Voce, Obituary of Alice Coltrane, The Independent, 16 January 2007.
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