Drummer and bandleader. Frederick William Merkle, Jr. born December 7, 1928 in Washington, D.C.; died December 13, 1986 in Arlington, Virginia.
Attended Roosevelt High School.
Worked frequently with Bill Potts at clubs including Vineyard and Merry-Land. Led 11-piece band. Recorded Jazz Under the Dome (1957). Performed at the D.C. International Jazz Festival in 1962.
Retired from music in 1966 and worked for U.S. Social Security Administration.
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Sampson, Paul. “Jazz Opens Concerts at Watergate.” Washington Post, June 19, 1958.
Washington Post. “Obituaries: Frederick William Merkle, Jr.,” December 15, 1986.
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