Big Band Drummers

sergiozis

Junior Member
where the youngest big band drummers ? can you advice me to hear some of new generation or Ed Shaunessy was last of them?:)
 

jeffwj

Platinum Member
where the youngest big band drummers ? can you advice me to hear some of new generation or Ed Shaunessy was last of them?:)
Steve Fidyk is an amazing big band drummer, Temple University faculty, and author of Mel Bay's Inside the Big Band Drum Chart book/CD/DVD. You can watch concert footage of him here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sE46oD_2Tnw

and here is his website:
http://www.stevefidyk.com/HTML/Welcome.html

Bernie Dressel can be found on Gordon Goodwin's big band recordings.
http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Bernie_Dresel.html

Ali Jackson is the drummer for the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra
http://www.jalc.org/concerts/artist2.asp?PersonID=564

There is also the Diva Jazz Ensemble led my drummer Sherrie Maricle.
http://www.divajazz.com/

While not only a big band drummer, Tommy Igoe leads the Birdland Big Band.
http://www.tommyigoe.com/Tommy_Igoe.html

The following artists are living legends that you should be familiar with.
Peter Erskine can be found on big band recordings by Bob Mintzer and Patrick Williams
http://www.petererskine.com/

John Riley is the drummer for the Vanguard Orchestra and also appears on Bob Mintzer big band CDs
http://villagevanguard.com/frames.htm

There is also Jeff Hamilton from the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
http://www.drummerworld.com/Videos/jeffhamiltonclayton1.html

Ed Soph, former Woody Herman drummer, is teaching a new generation of big band drummers at North Texas State.
http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Ed_Soph.html

Email or message me if you' have any questions or would like recommendations on CDs.

Jeff
 
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drummmhead

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Tommy Igoe's band is all over youtube. And it's completely amazing. I have friends in NYC who go every week.
 
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