JAZZ STANDARDS FOR DRUMMERS

About one year ago, I created collections of Jazz Standards for drummers in my Jazz brushes course. I used show tunes from the first half of the 20th Century and famous original songs written by well-known Jazz musicians. I’ve learned over the years that 50% of Jazz drumming is patterns and the other 50% is … Read more

LEARN TO PLAY JAZZ DRUMS

“Learn to play Jazz drums and it will transform your drumming.” This something I say a lot to my drum students. I’ve found in my nearly 2 decades of teaching drums, that many drummers are actually scared to learn Jazz drumming. I’ll tell you though, any drummer can do it and you can do it … Read more

5 OF THE BEST JAZZ DRUMMERS

This blog post highlights 5 of the best Jazz drummers who profoundly influenced my drumming. These drummers helped me learn the language of Jazz drumming and Jazz. They also helped form the sound I have today and contributed greatly to my success in music. I think they will help you too. Best Jazz drummers #1 … Read more

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