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Barrett Deems
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Barrett Deems in 1955
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Born (1914-03-01)March 1, 1914
Springfield, Illinois
Origin Chicago, Illinois
Died September 15, 1998(1998-09-15) (aged 84)
Chicago, Illinois
Instruments Drums

Barrett Deems (March 1, 1914 – September 15, 1998) was an American swing music jazz drummer.

Early life

Deems was born in Springfield, Illinois on March 1, 1914.


He was 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.

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