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List of jazz drummers

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Jazz drummers play percussion (predominantly the drum set) in jazz, jazz fusion, and other jazz subgenres such as latin jazz. The techniques and instrumentation of this type of performance have evolved over the 1900s, influenced by jazz at large and the individual drummers within it. Jazz required a method of playing percussion different from traditional European styles, one that was easily adaptable to the different rhythms of the new genre, fostering the creation of jazz drumming's hybrid technique. As each period in the evolution of jazz—swing and bebop, for example—tended to have its own rhythmic style, jazz drumming continued to evolve along with the music. In the 1970s and 1980s, jazz drumming incorporated elements of rock and Latin styles.

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Notable jazz drummers include:

A

  • Espen Aalberg (born 1975)
  • Knut Aalefjær (born 1974)
  • Brian Abrahams (born 1947)
  • Alex Acuña (born 1944)
  • Annette A. Aguilar (born 1957)
  • Rashied Ali (1933–2009)
  • Don Alias (1939–2006)
  • Carl Allen (born 1961)
  • Barry Altschul (born 1943)
  • Leon Anderson
  • Charly Antolini (born 1937)
  • Steve Argüelles (born 1963)
  • John Armatage (born 1929)
  • Joe Ascione (1961–2016)
  • B

  • Jon Audun Baar (born 1986)
  • Colin Bailey (born 1934)
  • Dave Bailey (born 1936)
  • Donald Bailey (1933–2013)
  • Ginger Baker (born 1939)
  • Newman Taylor Baker (born 1943)
  • Butch Ballard (1918–2011)
  • Tom Bancroft (born 1967)
  • Paul Barbarin (1899–1969)
  • Danny Barcelona (1929–2007)
  • Joey Baron (born 1955)
  • Ray Barretto (1929–2006)
  • Ray Bauduc (1906–1988)
  • Louie Bellson (1924–2009)
  • Warren Benbow (born 1954)
  • Gregg Bendian (born 1963)
  • Tommy Benford (1905–1994)
  • Han Bennink (born 1942)
  • Black Benny (c. 1890 – 1924)
  • Chief Bey (1913–2004)
  • Big Bill Bissonnette (1937)
  • Snorre Bjerck (born 1962)
  • Ivar Loe Bjørnstad (born 1981)
  • Jim Black (born 1967)
  • Cindy Blackman (born 1959)
  • Ed Blackwell (1929–1992)
  • Brian Blade (born 1970)
  • Art Blakey (1919–1990)
  • Johnny Blowers (1911–2006)
  • Tiny Bradshaw (1907–1958)
  • Stein Inge Brækhus (born 1967)
  • Øyvind Brandtsegg (born 1971)
  • Anthony Brown
  • Guillermo E. Brown
  • Bill Bruford (born 1949)
  • Larry Bunker (1928–2005)
  • Dominik Burkhalter (born 1975)
  • Ronnie Burrage (born 1959)
  • Frank Butler (1928–1984)
  • Oleg Butman (born 1966)
  • C

  • Candido Camero (born 1921)
  • Terri Lyne Carrington (born 1965)
  • Michael Carvin (born 1944)
  • Sid Catlett (1910–1951)
  • Nick Ceroli (1939–1985)
  • Dennis Chambers (born 1959)
  • Joe Chambers (born 1942)
  • Jim Chapin (1919–2009)
  • Dennis Charles (1933–1998)
  • Jon Christensen (born 1943)
  • Svein Christiansen (born 1941)
  • Kenny Clare (born 1929)
  • Mike Clark (born 1946)
  • Kenny Clarke (1914–1985)
  • Gerald Cleaver (born 1963)
  • Jimmy Cobb (born 1929)
  • Billy Cobham (born 1944)
  • Vinnie Colaiuta (born 1956)
  • Cozy Cole (1909–1981)
  • Clark Coolidge (born 1939)
  • Pierre Courbois (born 1940)
  • Tony Crombie (1925–1999)
  • Stanley Crouch (born 1945)
  • Adam Cruz (born 1970)
  • Andrew Cyrille (born 1939)
  • D

  • Erland Dahlen (born 1971)
  • Børre Dalhaug (born 1974)
  • Quincy Davis (born 1977)
  • Alan Dawson (1929–1996)
  • Jack DeJohnette (born 1942)
  • John Densmore (born 1944)
  • Buddy Deppenschmidt (born 1936)
  • Joe DeRenzo (born 1958)
  • Xavier Desandre Navarre (born 1961)
  • Whit Dickey (born 1954)
  • Baby Dodds (1898–1959)
  • Bill Dowdy (born 1933)
  • Hamid Drake (born 1955)
  • Martin Drew (1944–2010)
  • Buzzy Drootin (1920–2000)
  • Billy Drummond (born 1959)
  • Billie Davies (born 1955)
  • E

  • Marc Edwards
  • Kenneth Ekornes (born 1974)
  • Torstein Ellingsen (born 1966)
  • Peter Erskine (born 1954)
  • F

  • Billy Ficca (born 1950)
  • Chuck Flores (born 1935)
  • Al Foster (born 1943)
  • Vernel Fournier (1928–2000)
  • David "Panama" Francis (1918–2001)
  • Future Man (born 1957)
  • Alvin Fielder (born 1935)
  • G

  • Steve Gadd (born 1945)
  • Rich Galichon (born 1968)
  • Stéphane Galland (born 1969)
  • Alvester Garnett (born 1970)
  • Håkon Gebhardt (born 1969)
  • Peter Giger (born 1939)
  • Jan Martin Gismervik (born 1988)
  • Sverre Gjørvad (born 1966)
  • Paul Goldberg (born 1959)
  • Danny Gottlieb (born 1953)
  • Bobby Graham (1940–2009)
  • Milford Graves (born 1941)
  • Freddie Gruber (1927–2011)
  • H

  • Omar Hakim (born 1959)
  • Dana Hall (born 1969)
  • Tubby Hall (1895–1945)
  • Chico Hamilton (1921–2013)
  • Jeff Hamilton (born 1953)
  • Ole Hamre (born 1959)
  • Ole Jacob Hansen (1940–2000)
  • Trond Sverre Hansen (born 1964)
  • Jake Hanna (1931–2010)
  • Al Harewood (1923–2014)
  • Eric Harland (born 1978)
  • Beaver Harris (1936–1991)
  • Gavin Harrison (born 1963)
  • Billy Hart (born 1940)
  • Jakop Janssønn Hauan (born 1986)
  • Tor Haugerud (born 1962)
  • Pål Hausken (born 1980)
  • Manfred Hausleitner (born 1957)
  • Roy Haynes (born 1925)
  • Daryl Hayott
  • J. C. Heard (1917–1988)
  • Albert "Tootie" Heath (born 1935)
  • Gerry Hemingway (born 1955)
  • Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez (born 1963)
  • Billy Higgins (1936–2001)
  • Per Hillestad (born 1959)
  • Ari Hoenig (born 1973)
  • Wetle Holte (born 1973)
  • Martin Horntveth (born 1977)
  • William Hooker
  • Stix Hooper (born 1938)
  • Hans Hulbækmo (born 1989)
  • Roger Humphries (born 1944)
  • Gary Husband (born 1960)
  • I

  • Susie Ibarra (born 1970)
  • Eric Ineke (born 1947)
  • Terje Isungset (born 1964)
  • J

  • Ronald Shannon Jackson (1940–2013)
  • Frank Jakobsen (born 1954)
  • Marcin Jahr (born 1969)
  • Clifford Jarvis (1941–1999)
  • Bjørn Jenssen (born 1959)
  • Egil Johansen (1934–1998)
  • Håkon Mjåset Johansen (born 1975)
  • Per Oddvar Johansen (born 1968)
  • Roger Johansen (born 1972)
  • Dink Johnson (1882–1954)
  • Gus Johnson (1913–2000)
  • Osie Johnson (1923–1966)
  • Elvin Jones (1927–2004)
  • Jo Jones (1911–1985)
  • Philly Joe Jones (1923–1985)
  • Rusty Jones (born 1942)
  • Willie Jones (1929–1991)
  • Robert Jospé
  • K

  • Kenneth Kapstad (born 1979)
  • Chris Karan (born 1939)
  • Manu Katché (born 1958)
  • Connie Kay (1927–1994)
  • Franklin Kiermyer (born 1956)
  • Johnny Klein (1918–1997)
  • Lala Kovačev (1939–2012)
  • Gene Krupa (1909–1973)
  • David King (born 1970)
  • Audun Kleive (born 1961)
  • Andreas Lønmo Knudsrød (born 1982)
  • Ivar Kolve (born 1967)
  • L

  • Joe LaBarbera (born 1948)
  • Thomas Lang (born 1967)
  • Pete La Roca (1938–2012)
  • Papa Jack Laine (1873–1966)
  • Stan Levey (1926–2005)
  • Torstein Lofthus (born 1977)
  • Mel Lewis (1929–1990)
  • Henrik Lødøen (born 1991)
  • M

  • Ray McKinley (1910–1995)
  • William McKinney (1895–1969)
  • Shelly Manne (1920–1984)
  • Larance Marable (1929–2012)
  • Jason Marsalis (born 1977)
  • Barrett Martin (born 1967)
  • Billy Martin (1928–1989)
  • Harvey Mason (born 1947)
  • Marilyn Mazur (born 1955)
  • Butch Miles (born 1944)
  • Mitch Mitchell (1946–2008)
  • Charles Moffett (1929–1997)
  • Ole Mofjell (born 1990)
  • Louis Moholo (born 1940
  • T. S. Monk (born 1949)
  • Mark Mondesir (born 1964)
  • Airto Moreira (1941)
  • Joe Morello (1928–2011)
  • Ikue Mori (born 1953)
  • Paul Motian (1931–2011)
  • Alphonse Mouzon (born 1948)
  • Famoudou Don Moye (born 1946)
  • Idris Muhammad (1939–2014)
  • Günter Müller (born 1954)
  • Don Mumford (1954–2007)
  • Sunny Murray (born 1936)
  • N

  • Lewis Nash (born 1958)
  • Adam Nussbaum
  • Gard Nilssen (born 1983)
  • Paal Nilssen-Love (born 1974)
  • Helge Andreas Norbakken (born 1965)
  • Hermund Nygård (born 1979)
  • Erik Nylander (born 1981)
  • O

  • Kim Ofstad (born 1969)
  • Tom Olstad (born 1953)
  • Tiger Onitsuka (born 1998)
  • Kåre Opheim (born 1975)
  • Tony Oxley (born 1938)
  • Svein Øvergaard (1912–1986)
  • P

  • Earl Palmer (1924–2008)
  • Sonny Payne (1926–1979)
  • Paul Peress
  • Charlie Persip (born 1929)
  • Simon Phillips (born 1957)
  • Ben Pollack (1903–1971)
  • Joe Porcaro (born 1930)
  • Richie Pratt (born 1943)
  • Bobby Previte (born 1951)
  • Bernard Purdie (born 1939)
  • R

  • Ray Bauduc (1906–1988)
  • Buddy Rich (1917–1987)
  • Dannie Richmond (1931–1988)
  • Alex Riel (born 1940)
  • Karriem Riggins
  • Ben Riley (born 1933)
  • Herlin Riley (born 1957)
  • John Riley (born 1954)
  • Max Roach (1924–2007)
  • David Rokeach
  • Jay Rosen (born 1961)
  • Hal Russell (1926–1992)
  • S

  • Antonio Sanchez (born 1971)
  • Ernst-Wiggo Sandbakk (born 1957)
  • Red Saunders (1912–1981)
  • Aaron Scott (born 1956)
  • Kendrick Scott (born 1980)
  • Phil Seamen (1926–1972)
  • Ed Shaughnessy (1929–2013)
  • Michael Shrieve (born 1949)
  • Zutty Singleton (1898–1975)
  • Marvin Smith (born 1961)
  • Michael S. Smith (1946–2006)
  • Steve Smith (born 1954)
  • Ed Soph (born 1945)
  • Ronnie Stephenson (1937–2002)
  • John Stevens (born 1940)
  • Ragbaby Stevens (1887 – c. 1927)
  • Bill Stewart (born 1966)
  • Alvin Stoller (1925–1992)
  • Isak Strand (born 1982)
  • Thomas Strønen (born 1972)
  • T

  • Tani Tabbal
  • Grady Tate (born 1932)
  • Art Taylor (1929–1995)
  • Ed Thigpen (1930–2010)
  • Chester Thompson (born 1948)
  • Cal Tjader (1925–1982)
  • Dave Tough (1907–1948)
  • Trevor Tomkins (born 1941)
  • V

  • Vinson Valega (born 1965)
  • Edward Vesala (1945–1999)
  • Tommy Vig (born 1938)
  • W

  • Chad Wackerman (born 1960)
  • Kenny Washington (born 1958)
  • Jeff "Tain" Watts (born 1960)
  • Chick Webb (1905–1939)
  • Dave Weckl (born 1960)
  • Paul Wertico (born 1953)
  • Lenny White (born 1949)
  • Maurice White (born 1941)
  • Steve White (born 1965)
  • Jeff Williams
  • Johnny Williams (1905–1984)
  • Tony Williams (1945–1997)
  • Z

  • Ingar Zach (born 1971)
  • References

    List of jazz drummers Wikipedia


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