Originally Posted by Red Sky Drummer
To Jazz people today, Dave Weckl is the first to mind.
Stanton Moore in Funk, well, New Orleans Jazz, but I'd say he's pretty funky.
Jojo Mayer is all over the European techno scene?
Thomas Haake, Mike Portnoy, etc. own the "musical" prog.
Dave Weckl and jazz? He's all about fusion, latin-fusion type of music, but by no means jazz!
Jeff Hamilton, Peter Erskine, Brian Blade etc those are some brilliant jazz cats!
Jojo Mayer is top notch if you talk about modern music, wheteher hip-hop, d'n'b, techno, r'n'b, also, he's an awsome jazz drummer, just check out his playing with Depart http://youtube.com/watch?v=OPQVtIz3zkE
also, I love those two pics, a teacher and his pupil :-)