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Biography

  • Born

    20 August 1941 (age 75)

Milford Graves (b. Queens, NY, August 20, 1941) is an American-born jazz drummer and percussionist, most noteworthy for his his early avant-garde contributions in the early 1960s with Paul Bley and the New York Art Quartet.

Graves has worked with a variety of established jazz musicians throughout his career, including Don Pullen, Eddie Gomez, Kaoru Abe, Andrew Cyrille, Rashied Ali, Kenny Clarke, Don Moye, Philly Joe Jones, John Zorn and Albert Ayler. Graves teaches at Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont.

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