Kru·pa(kro͞o′pə), Gene 1909-1973.
American jazz drummer who won fame for his work with Benny Goodman in the 1930s. His powerful solos on songs such as "Sing, Sing, Sing" (1937) greatly influenced big band percussion styles.
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