Hello, I did a search to see if this had already been posted but I didn't find anything, forgive me if it has already been posted.
Anyways, I just found out that Jim Blackley, a celebrated drum teacher, passed away in July, I wanted to express my condolences and pay my respects.
"The only reason for devoting yourself to a life of Jazz performance must come from a sincere need from within. You must feel deeply from within your heart that this is the path you wish to follow. A decision based on any other reason is fraught with danger....being a musician means being part of a total experience - no winning, no losing"- Jim Blackley