Steve Gadd Happy Birthday!

Salvador Niebla 3 April, 2020 0 No Comments

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Stephen Kendall Gadd (born April 9, 1945) is an American drummer, percussionist, and session musician. Gadd is one of the most well-known and highly regarded session and studio drummers in the industry, recognized by his induction into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1984.[2] Gadd’s performances on Paul Simon’s “50 Ways to Leave Your… Read more »

Pete La Roca Tribute!

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Pete La Roca (born Peter Sims; April 7, 1938 – November 20, 2012)[1] was an American jazz drummer. Born and raised in Harlem by a pianist mother and a stepfather who played trumpet, he was introduced to jazz by his uncle Kenneth Bright, a major shareholder in Circle Records and the manager of rehearsal spaces… Read more »

Jake Hanna Tribute!

Salvador Niebla 3 April, 2020 0 No Comments

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Jake Hanna (April 4, 1931 – February 12, 2010) was an American jazz drummer. Hanna first performed in his home town of Boston. He was the house drummer at Storyville for a number of years in the 1950s and 1960s. He played with Toshiko Akiyoshi (1957), Maynard Ferguson (1958), Marian McPartland (1959–61), and Woody Herman’s… Read more »

Jeff Porcaro Tribute!

Salvador Niebla 3 April, 2020 0 No Comments

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Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro (April 1, 1954 – August 5, 1992) was an American drummer, songwriter, and record producer. In a career that spanned more than 20 years, Porcaro was best known for his work with the rock band Toto. Porcaro is one of the most recorded session musicians in history, working on hundreds of albums… Read more »

Jerry Marotta Happy Birthday!

Salvador Niebla 10 February, 2020 31 No Comments

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Jerome David “Jerry” Marotta (born February 6, 1956 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American drummer currently residing in Woodstock, New York. He is the brother of Rick Marotta, who is also a drummer and composer. Marotta was a member of the bands Arthur, Hurley & Gottlieb (1973–75) Orleans (1976–77 & 1982), Peter Gabriel’s band (1977–86),… Read more »

Omar Hakim Happy Birthday!

Salvador Niebla 10 February, 2020 66 No Comments

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Omar Hakim (born February 12, 1959 is an American jazz, jazz fusion and pop music drummer, producer, arranger and composer. He has worked with Weather Report, David Bowie, Sting, Madonna, Dire Straits, Journey, Kate Bush, George Benson, Miles Davis, Daft Punk, Mariah Carey, and Celine Dion. Hakim credits jazz vibraphonist Mike Mainieri with giving him… Read more »

Chick Webb Tribute!

Salvador Niebla 10 February, 2020 35 No Comments

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William Henry “Chick” Webb (February 10, 1905–June 16, 1939) was an American jazz and swing music drummer as well as a band leader. Webb was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to William H. and Marie Webb. When an infant, he fell down some stair steps in his family’s home, crushing several vertebrae and requiring surgery, from… Read more »

Simon Phillips Happy Birthday!

Salvador Niebla 10 February, 2020 29 No Comments

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Simon Phillips (born 6 February 1957) is a Los Angeles-based English jazz, pop, and rock drummer[1], songwriter, and record producer. He worked with rock bands during the 1970s and 1980s and was the drummer for the band Toto from 1992 to 2014. Phillips started to play professionally at the age of twelve in his father’s… Read more »

Phil Colllins Happy Birthday!

Salvador Niebla 27 January, 2020 45 No Comments

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Philip David Charles Collins LVO (born 30 January 1951) is an English drummer, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. He was the drummer and then the singer of the rock band Genesis, and is also a solo artist. Between 1982 and 1989, Collins scored three UK and seven US number-one singles in his solo… Read more »

Ed Shaughnessy Tribute!

Salvador Niebla 27 January, 2020 58 No Comments

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Edwin Thomas Shaughnessy (January 29, 1929 – May 24, 2013) was a swing music and jazz drummer long associated with Doc Severinsen and a member of The Tonight Show Band on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Shaughnessy was born in Jersey City, New Jersey and grew up in the New York City area, working… Read more »

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