Al "Cake" Wichard Al "Cake" Wichard, born Albert Wichard, was an American blues and jazz drummer, especially active as a recording artist in the late 1940s.
Al Dreares Albert Alfred "Al" Dreares (born January 4, 1929, Key West, Florida) is an American jazz drummer.
Al Foster Al Foster is an American jazz drummer. Foster played with Miles Davis's large funk fusion group in the 1970s, was one of the few people to have contact with Miles Davis during his retirement, and was also part of his comeback album The Man with the Horn in 1981.
Al Harewood Al Harewood (June 3, 1923 – March 13, 2014) was a musician and teacher, born in Brooklyn.
Al Levitt Alan "Al" Levitt (November 11, 1932, New York City - November 28, 1994, Paris) was an American jazz drummer.
Alan Dawson Alan Dawson (July 14, 1929 – February 23, 1996) was a respected jazz drummer and widely influential percussion teacher based in Boston.
Albert Heath Albert "Tootie" Heath (born May 31, 1935) is an American jazz hard bop drummer, the brother of tenor saxophonist Jimmy Heath and the double-bassist Percy Heath.
Alex Cline Alex Cline (born January 4, 1956, in Los Angeles, California) is an American jazz drummer.
Alfonzo Blackwell Alfonzo Blackwell is an American modern contemporary jazz saxophonist, composer, and producer.
Allen Blairman Allen Blairman (born August 13, 1940, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American jazz drummer best known for his collaboration with Albert Ayler and Mal Waldron Allen Blairman has lived in Heidelb...
Alphonse Mouzon Alphonse Mouzon (born November 21, 1948) is a well-known jazz-fusion drummer and percussionist, and the owner of Tenacious Records, a label that primarily releases Mouzon's recordings.
Alvester Garnett Alvester Garnett (b. 1970, in Virginia) is an American jazz drummer who, among many other productions, has appeared on Great Performances on PBS in a tribute to Kurt Weill.
Alvin Burroughs Alvin Burroughs (November 21, 1911 – August 1, 1950) was an American swing jazz drummer.
Alvin Fielder Alvin Fielder (b. November 23, 1935, Meridian, Mississippi) is an American jazz drummer.
Alvin Queen Alvin Queen is an American jazz drummer born in the Bronx, New York, on August 16, 1950.
Andrew Cyrille Andrew Charles Cyrille (born November 10, 1939) is an avant-garde jazz drummer.
Andrew Hilaire Andrew Henry Hilaire was a jazz drummer active from the 1910s to early 1930s, highly regarded by his fellow musicians.
Andrew Hilare Andrew H. Hilaire was a jazz drummer active from the 1910s to early 1930s, highly regarded by his fellow musicians.
Andy Kubiszewski Andy Kubiszewski (born on September 30, 1961) is an American musician, songwriter, remixer and producer.
Anthony Brown (musician) Anthony Brown is an American jazz percussionist, drummer, composer, and bandleader, and ethnomusicologist.
Ari Hoenig Ari Hoenig (born on November 13, 1973 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), is a jazz drummer, composer and educator known for his unusual and intense approach to drumming emphasizing complex rhythms.
Art Blakey Arthur "Art" Blakey (October 11, 1919 – October 16, 1990), known later as Abdullah Ibn Buhaina, was an American Grammy Award-winning jazz drummer and bandleader.
Art Mardigan Art Mardigian (February 12, 1923, Detroit - June 6, 1977, Detroit), better known as Art Mardigan, was an American jazz drummer.
Art Taylor Arthur S. Taylor, Jr. (April 6, 1929 – February 6, 1995) was an American jazz drummer who "helped define the sound of modern jazz drumming".
Arthur Edgehill Arthur Edgehill (b. Brooklyn, N.Y., 21 July 1926) (originally spelt Edghill) is a hard bop jazz drummer active in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, appearing on several of the Prestige recordings re...
Arthur Herbert Arthur Herbert (May 28, 1907, Brooklyn - date of death unknown) was an American jazz drummer.
Atilla Engin Atilla Engin (b. 1946 Kayseri Turkey) is a Turkish American fusion jazz musician.
Baby Dodds Warren "Baby" Dodds (December 24, 1898 – February 14, 1959) was a jazz drummer born in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Barrett Deems Barrett Deems (March 1, 1914 – September 15, 1998) was an American swing music jazz drummer born in Springfield, Illinois, probably best known for his work with jazz musicians Jimmy Dorsey...
Barry Altschul Barry Altschul (born January 6, 1943, New York City) is a free jazz and hard bop drummer who gained fame in the late 1960s with the pianists Paul Bley and Chick Corea.
Ben Perowsky Ben Perowsky (born May 12, 1966) is a New York City based drummer, percussionist, composer, arranger and record producer.
Ben Pollack Ben Pollack (June 22, 1903 - June 7, 1971) was an American drummer and bandleader from the mid-1920s through the swing era.
Ben Riley Ben Riley (born 17 July 1933) is an American hard bop drummer known for his work with Thelonious Monk, as well as Alice Coltrane, Stan Getz, Woody Herman, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Ahmad Jamal, Ken...
Bill Stewart (musician) William Harris "Bill" Stewart (born October 18, 1966, Des Moines, Iowa) is an American jazz drummer.
Billie Davies Billie Davies (born Billie Goegebeur, December 10, 1955 in Bruges) is an American female jazz drummer and composer best known for her Avant Garde and Avant-garde jazz compositions since th...
Billy Cobham William Emanuel "Billy" Cobham (born May 16, 1944, in Panama) is a Panamanian American jazz drummer, composer and bandleader, who permanently relocated to Switzerland during the late 1970s.
Brannen Temple Brannen Temple is an American drummer, who is best known as a drummer for acts like Eric Burdon, Robben Ford and currently Lizz Wright.
Brian Blade Brian Blade (born July 25, 1970) in Shreveport, Louisiana is an American jazz drummer, composer, session musician, and singer-songwriter.
Brittany Brooks Brittany Brooks (born August 5, 1985) is an American instrumentalist.
Bruce Ditmas Bruce Ditmas (born December 12, 1946) is an American jazz drummer and percussionist.
Bud Spangler Robert "Bud" Spangler was an American jazz percussionist, composer, radio broadcaster, music producer, and concert organizer. He began his music career in the Detroit music scene of the 1960s, engineering for R&B, blues, and funk-oriented bands, and working as a drummer for jazz groups.
Buddy Rich Bernard "Buddy" Rich (September 30, 1917 – April 2, 1987) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader.
Butch Ballard George Edward "Butch" Ballard (December 26, 1918 – October 1, 2011) was an American jazz drummer who during his long career played with musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Count Basie and Duke El...
Butch Miles Butch Miles (born Charles J. Thorton, Jr. on July 4, 1944 in Ironton, Ohio) is an American jazz drummer.
Buzzy Drootin Benjamin "Buzzy" Drootin (April 22, 1920 – May 21, 2000) was a legendary jazz drummer.
Cal Tjader Callen Radcliffe Tjader, Jr., a.k.a. Cal Tjader (July 16, 1925 – May 5, 1982) was a Latin jazz musician, though he also explored various other jazz idioms.
Casey Scheuerell Casey Scheuerell is an American jazz, rock and New Age drummer and percussionist.
Cecil Brooks III Cecil Brooks III is an American jazz drummer who has worked with, among others, Marvin Peterson, Andrew Hill, Arthur Blythe, Russell Gunn, Etta Jones and Jimmy Ponder.
Chad Wackerman Chad Wackerman (born March 25, 1960 in Long Beach, California) is a jazz, jazz fusion and rock drummer, arguably best known as a drummer and percussionist in Frank Zappa's band, but also known f...
Charles "Bobo" Shaw Charles "Bobo" Shaw (b. September 15, 1947, Pope, Mississippi) is an American free jazz drummer, known as a prominent member of the Human Arts Ensemble and Black Artists Group.
Charles Moffett Charles Moffett (September 6, 1929–February 14, 1997) was a free jazz drummer.
Charlie Callas Charlie Callas (December 20, 1927January 27, 2011) was an American comedian and actor most commonly known for his work with Mel Brooks, Jerry Lewis, and Dean Martin and his many stand-up appeara...
Charlie Persip Charli Persip (born July 26, 1929) is an American jazz drummer.
Dan Pinto Dan Pinto is a BMI composer/keyboardist/drummer-percussionist who writes and performs music in the styles of Jazz-Fusion and orchestral Film score and Soundtrack.
Dana Hall (musician) Dana Hall is an American jazz drummer, percussionist, composer, bandleader, and ethnomusicologist.
Dannie Richmond Dannie Richmond (December 15, 1931 – March 15, 1988) was an American drummer who was best known among jazz fans for his work with Charles Mingus, and among pop fans for his work with Joe Cocker...
Danny Alvin Danny Alvin (November 29, 1902, New York City - December 6, 1958, Chicago) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader.
Danny Barcelona Danny Barcelona was a jazz drummer best known for his years with Louis Armstrong's All-Stars.
Danny Gottlieb Danny Gottlieb (born April 18, 1953) is a freelance drummer who has performed as part of the Pat Metheny Group and Mahavishnu Orchestra.
Dave Tough Dave Tough (April 26, 1907 – December 9, 1948, sometimes known as Davie or Davey Tough) was an American jazz drummer associated with both Dixieland and swing jazz in the 1930s ...
Dave Weckl Dave Weckl (born January 8, 1960) is an American jazz fusion drummer.
David Rokeach David Rokeach is a San Francisco-area jazz drummer.
Denardo Coleman Denardo Ornette Coleman (born April 19, 1956) is an American jazz drummer.
Dennis Chambers Dennis Chambers (born May 9, 1959) is an American drummer who has recorded and performed with John Scofield, George Duke, Brecker Brothers, Santana, Parliament/Funkadelic, John McLaughlin, Niaci...
Dennis Mackrel Dennis Mackrel (born April 3, 1962, in Omaha, Nebraska) is an American jazz drummer, composer, and arranger.
Denzil Best Denzil DaCosta Best (April 27, 1917 – May 24, 1965) was an American jazz percussionist and composer born in New York City.
Dick Berk Richard Alan "Dick" Berk (May 22, 1939 – February 8, 2014) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader.
Dinerral Shavers Dinerral "Dick" Shavers was a jazz drummer and educator from New Orleans, Louisiana.
Dink Johnson Ollie "Dink" Johnson (October 28, 1892 – November 29, 1954) was a dixieland jazz pianist, clarinetist, and drummer.
Doc West Harold "Doc" West (August 12, 1915, Wolford, North Dakota - May 4, 1951, Cleveland, Ohio) was an American jazz drummer.
Don Alias Charles 'Don' Alias (December 25, 1939 in New York City – March 29, 2006 in New York City) was an American jazz percussionist.
Don Lamond Donald Douglas Lamond, Jr. (August 18, 1920, Oklahoma City - December 23, 2003, Orlando, Florida), better known as Don Lamond, was an American jazz drummer.
Don Moye Famoudou Don Moye, (born May 23, 1946) is an American jazz percussionist and drummer.
Don Mumford Don Mumford (February 9, 1954 — July 6, 2007) was a Lawrence, Kansas jazz musician.
Donald Dean Donald Dean (born June 21, 1937) is a jazz drummer who has worked with Kenny Dorham, Les McCann and others.
Dylan Ryan (drummer) Dylan Ryan (drummer) (born 1979 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American drummer and composer.
Ed Blackwell Edward Joseph Blackwell (October 10, 1929 – October 7, 1992) was an American jazz drummer born in New Orleans, Louisiana, known for his extensive, influential work with Ornette Coleman.
Ed Shaughnessy Edwin Thomas "Ed" Shaughnessy (January 29, 1929 – May 24, 2013) was a swing music and bebop drummer best known for his long association with Doc Severinsen and The Tonight Show Band on T...
Ed Soph Edward "Ed" Soph (born March 21, 1945 in Coronado, California) is an American jazz drummer and educator.
Ed Thigpen Edmund Leonard "Ed" Thigpen (December 28, 1930 – January 13, 2010) was an American jazz drummer, best known for his work with the Oscar Peterson trio from 1959 to 1965.
Eddie Dougherty Eddie Dougherty (b. July 17, 1915) was an American jazz drummer.
Eddie Gladden Eddie Gladden (December 6, 1937, Newark, New Jersey – September 30, 2003) was an American jazz drummer.
Eddie Locke Eddie Locke (August 2, 1930 – September 7, 2009) was an American jazz drummer.
Eddie Marshall Edwin "Eddie" Marshall (April 13, 1938 – September 7, 2011) was an American jazz drummer.
Eliot Zigmund Eliot Zigmund is an American jazz drummer, who has worked extensively as a session musician.
Elvin Jones Elvin Ray Jones (September 9, 1927 – May 18, 2004) was a jazz drummer of the post-bop era.
Emil Richards Emil Richards, born Emilio Joseph Radocchia on September 2, 1932 in Hartford, Connecticut, is a percussionist who plays a variety of different percussion instruments.
Eric Gravatt Eric Kamau Grávátt (born March 6, 1947) is a jazz drummer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Eric Harland Eric Harland (born November 8, 1978) is an American jazz drummer.
Frank Capp Frank Capp (born August 20, 1931) is an American jazz drummer.
Frank Cook (musician) Frank Cook was a drummer and former member of blues bands Pacific Gas & Electric, Canned Heat and Bluesberry Jam.
Frank Gagliardi Frank Gagliardi (November 16, 1931, Denver, CO – February 6, 2011, Plano, TX) was an American jazz drummer and percussionist, big band composer, arranger, director, and professor.
Frank Gant Frank Gant (born May 26, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan) is a jazz drummer.
Frank Hudec Frank Hudec was a drummer that was part of the Stan Seltzer Trio and he recorded on Decca Records.
Frank Isola Frank Isola (b.February 20, 1925 - d. December 12, 2004 in Detroit, Michigan) was an American jazz drummer.
Frankie Dunlop Francis "Frankie" Dunlop (born December 6, 1928, Buffalo, New York) is an American jazz drummer.
Fred Braceful Fred Arthur Braceful (May 2, 1938, Detroit - March 17, 1995, Munich) was a jazz drummer.
Freddie Gruber Freddie Gruber (May 27, 1927 – October 11, 2011) was a jazz drummer and teacher to a number of professional drummers.
Freddie Kohlman Freddie Kohlman (August 25, 1918 - September 29, 1990) was an American jazz drummer, vocalist, and bandleader who was a native of New Orleans.
Freddie Waits Freddie Douglas Waits (born April 27, 1940 in Jackson, Mississippi; died November 18, 1989 in New York City) was a hard bop and post-bop drummer.
Future Man Roy Wilfred Wooten (born October 13, 1957 in Hampton, Virginia), also known as "RoyEl", best known by his stage name Future Man (also spelled as Futureman), is an inventor, musician,...
G.T. Hogan Wilbert Granville Thodore Hogan Jr. (born January 16, 1929, died August 7, 2004) was an American jazz drummer.
Gar Samuelson Gary C. "Gar" Samuelson (February 18, 1958 in Dunkirk, New York – July 22, 1999 in Orange City, Florida) was a drummer best remembered for his work with the thrash metal band Megadeth from 1984 ...
Gary Burghoff Gary Rich Burghoff (born May 24, 1943) is an American actor, known for playing Charlie Brown in the 1967 Off-Broadway musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and the character Corporal Walter Eugene "Radar" O'Reilly in the M*A*S*H movie and TV series.
Gary Chester Gary Chester (October 27, 1924 – August 17, 1987) (born Cesario Gurciullo in Siracusa, Italy) was one of the 20th century's busiest studio drummers.
Gene Calderazzo Gene Calderazzo is an American jazz drummer, born in New York, but currently residing in the United Kingdom, where he is a visiting tutor at the Birmingham Conservatoire, the Royal Academy of Mu...
Gene Gammage Eugene Seldon "Gene" Gammage (born January 30, 1931, Atlanta, Georgia) is an American jazz drummer.
Gene Krupa Eugene Bertram "Gene" Krupa (January 15, 1909 – October 16, 1973) was an American jazz and big band drummer, actor and composer, known for his highly energetic and flamboyant style.
Hal Russell Hal Russell (born Harold Luttenbacher, August 28, 1926 – September 5, 1992) was an American free jazz musician.
Hamid Drake Hamid Drake (born August 3, 1955) is an American jazz drummer and percussionist.
Harvey Mason Harvey William Mason (born February 22, 1947, in Atlantic City, New Jersey) is an American jazz drummer.
Henry Adler Henry Adler (June 28, 1915 – September 30, 2008) was an American drummer, percussionist, music teacher, author, publisher, instrument manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer and authority on dr...
Herbert Cowans Herbert "Kat" Cowans or Cowens was an American jazz drummer born in Texas.
Herbie Lovelle Herbie or Herb Lovelle (1 June 1924 - April 8, 2009) was a versatile American drummer, who played Jazz, R & B, rock and folk.
Herlin Riley Herlin Riley is an American Neo-bop jazz drummer.
Herman "Roscoe" Ernest III Herman Ernest III (August 12, 1951 – March 6, 2011), best known as Roscoe, was an American drummer in the New Orleans funk scene, and is best known for his drumming in Dr. John's band the ...
Horace Arnold Horace Emmanuel Arnold, or Horacee Arnold (born September 25, 1937) is an American jazz drummer.
Idris Muhammad Idris Muhammad (born Leo Morris on 13 November 1939 in New Orleans, Louisiana; إدريس محمد) is an American jazz drummer who has recorded extensively with a host of artists including Ahmad Jamal, Grant Green, Grover Washington, Hank Crawford, Gene Ammons, and Houston Person.
Ike Day Isaac Day, Jr. (c. 1927 - c. 1954), better known as Ike Day, was a Chicago-based hard bop and bebop jazz drummer.
Irv Kluger Irving "Irv" Kluger (b. July 9, 1921)-(d.
Irving Cottler Irving "Irv" Cottler (13 February 1918 – 8 August 1989) was an American drummer who recorded with Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, and many others.
Ivan Hampden, Jr. Ivan Hampden, Jr. (born April 1, 1958 in New York, New York) is an American jazz and R&B drummer, composer, and record producer.
J. C. Heard James Charles Heard (August 10, 1917 in Dayton, Ohio – September 27, 1988 in Royal Oak, Michigan), better known as J. C. Heard, was a United States swing, bop, and blues drummer.
J. C. Moses J.C. Moses (October 18, 1936 - 1977) was an American jazz drummer.
J. R. Mitchell James Roland "J. R." Mitchell (April 13, 1937 – January 25, 2004) was a jazz drummer and educator who sought to promote awareness of the African American music experience.
J.C. Moses J.C. Moses (October 18, 1936 - 1977) was an American jazz drummer.
J.R. Mitchell J.R. (James Roland) Mitchell (April 13, 1937–January 25, 2004) was a jazz drummer and educator who sought to promote awareness of the African American music experience.
Jack Costanzo Jack Costanzo (born September 24, 1919, Chicago, Illinois) is an American percussionist.
Jack DeJohnette Jack DeJohnette (born August 9, 1942) is an American jazz drummer, pianist, and composer.
Jack Noren Jack Noren was a jazz drummer and vocalist born in America but best known for his work in Sweden.
Jack Sperling Jack Sperling was an American Big Band, television and studio drummer.
Jake Hanna Jake Hanna was an American jazz drummer.
Jason Marsalis Jason Marsalis is an American jazz drummer and member of the famous New Orleans Marsalis jazz musical family.
Jay Rosen (drummer) Jay Rosen (born November 20, 1961, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American jazz drummer.
Jeff "Tain" Watts Jeff "Tain" Watts (born January 20, 1960) is a jazz drummer who has performed with Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Betty Carter, Michael Brecker, David Gilmore, Ravi Coltrane and others.
Joe Morello Joseph Albert "Joe" Morello was a jazz drummer best known for his 12½-year stint with The Dave Brubeck Quartet. He was frequently noted for playing in the unusual time signatures employed by that group in such pieces as "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo à la Turk".
Joe Porcaro Joseph (Joe) Porcaro (born April 29, 1930 in Hartford, Connecticut, currently residing in Los Angeles, California) is an American jazz drummer, percussionist and educator.
Joey Baron Joey Baron (born June 26, 1955 in Richmond, Virginia) is an American avant-garde jazz drummer probably best known for his work with Bill Frisell, Stan Getz, Steve Kuhn, and John Zorn.
John Bernard Riley John Bernard Riley (b June 11, 1954, Aberdeen, MD) is an American jazz drummer, a music educator – at the collegiate and conservatory levels — and a music clinician.
John Betsch John Betsch (born October 8, 1945, Jacksonville, Florida) is an American jazz drummer.
John Blackwell (musician) John Blackwell Jr. (born September 9, 1973) is an American contemporary R&B, funk, jazz, fusion, and pop drummer, best known for his work with Prince.
John G. Blowers, Jr. John G. Blowers, Jr. (April 21, 1911 – July 17, 2006) was an American drummer of the swing era, who became closely associated with Frank Sinatra.
John Hollenbeck (musician) John Hollenbeck is a jazz drummer and composer from Binghamton, NY, USA. He also has interests in classical music, and other musical forms.
John Molo John Molo (born 1953, Bethesda, Maryland), is an American rock and jazz drummer and percussionist.
John Von Ohlen John Von Ohlen (born 13 May 1941 Indianapolis) is an American jazz drummer, bandleader, and recording artist, widely known as having been the drummer for Woody Herman in 1967 and 1969, then with...
Johnny Rae John Anthony Pompeo, better known as Johnny Rae (b.
Johnny Stein John Philip Hountha "Johnny" Stein was an American jazz drummer and bandleader.
Johnny Williams (drummer) John Williams, Sr. (1905 – 1984), popularly known as Johnny Williams, was an American jazz drummer and percussionist from the early 1930s to the late 1950s.
Josh Dion Josh Dion is a "singing drummer" who made his first impression in New York in February 2004 at Blue Note with, among others, guitar master Chuck Loeb, saxophonist Kim Waters and Will Lee.
Kenny Wollesen Kenny Wollesen (born 1966) is an American drummer and percussionist.
Kevin Norton Kevin Norton (born in Brooklyn, NY, January 21, 1956) is a percussionist and composer active in the New York City jazz and contemporary music scenes.
Kevin Shea Kevin Shea (born 1973 in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, Minnesota) is a jazz drummer.
Kris Myers Kris Myers (born April 5, 1977) is an American musician.
Lafrae Olivia Sci LaFrae Olivia Sci is a well-known rock, jazz, and session drummer, living in New York City, who endorses Sabian cymbals and Vater sticks.
Larance Marable Larance Marable (May 21, 1929 - July 4, 2012) was a West Coast jazz hard bop drummer born in Los Angeles, California, probably best known for his work with Charlie Haden in his Quartet West.
Larry Bunker Lawrence Benjamin "Larry" Bunker (November 4, 1928 – March 8, 2005) was an American jazz drummer, vibraphonist, and percussionist.
Lee Young Lee Young was an American jazz drummer and singer.
Lenny White Leonard White III, better known as Lenny White (born December 19, 1949) is an American jazz fusion drummer, born in New York City, best known for being the drummer of Chick Corea's Return ...
Leo Adde Leo Adde (April 21, 1904 – March 1942) was an American jazz drummer.
Leo Watson Leo Watson was an American jazz vocalese singer, drummer, trombonist and tiple player born in Kansas City, Missouri, perhaps best known as a band member of The Spirits of Rhythm, which included ...
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler Leon "Ndugu" Chancler (born July 1, 1952) is a jazz funk drummer, percussionist, studio musician, composer and producer.
Leon Anderson Leon Anderson is a jazz drummer from Louisiana, USA who trained as a classical percussionist, and has worked with Marcus Roberts and Wynton Marsalis.
Leon Parker Leon Parker (born August 21, 1965 in White Plains, New York) is a jazz percussionist and composer.
Marc Edwards (drummer) Marc Edwards is a free jazz drummer who has played and recorded with artists such as Cecil Taylor, Charles Gayle, and David S. Ware. His influences include Charlie Parker and Buddy Rich.
Mark Ledford Mark Ledford was an American trumpet player, vocalist and guitarist.
Mark Sherman (musician) Mark Sherman (born April 17, 1957 in Manhattan) is a jazz vibraphonist, pianist and drummer.
Marvin Smith Marvin "Smitty" Smith is an American jazz drummer and composer.
Matt Slocum (drummer) Matt Slocum is a young American jazz drummer, recipient of a Meet the Composers Foundation grant, and lead drummer on his debut album, Portraits.
Maurice Purtill Maurice "Moe" Purtill (May 4, 1916–March 9, 1994) was an American drummer who is best known today as Glenn Miller's featured drummer from 1939 to 1942.
Max Roach Maxwell Lemuel "Max" Roach (January 10, 1924 – August 16, 2007) was an American jazz percussionist, drummer, and composer.
Mel Brown (drummer) Mel Brown (born in 1944) is an American jazz drummer, and one of the most prominent jazz musicians in Portland, Oregon, United States since his arrival in 1973.
Mel Lewis Mel Lewis (May 10, 1929 – February 2, 1990) was the stage name of an American drummer, jazz musician and bandleader.
Michael Carvin Michael W. Carvin (born December 12, 1944) is an American jazz drummer.
Michael Di Pasqua Michael Di Pasqua (born May 4, 1953) is an American cool jazz drummer and percussionist born in Orlando, Florida, probably better known for his work with Zoot Sims, Al Cohn and Gerry Mulligan, a...
Michael S. Smith Michael Scott Smith was an American jazz drummer and percussionist.
Mickey Bones Mickey Bones is an American drummer and singer-songwriter.
Mickey Roker Granville William "Mickey" Roker (born March 9, 1932) is an American jazz drummer.
Mike Clark (jazz musician) Mike Clark (born October 3, 1946) is an American jazz and funk drummer, who is most noted for playing in the Headhunters band headed up by Herbie Hancock in the mid-1970s.
Mike Clark (musician) Mike Clark (born October 3, 1946) is an American jazz and funk drummer who is most noted for playing in the Headhunters band headed up by Herbie Hancock in the mid-1970s.
Mike Heller Mike Heller, originally from Brooklyn, New York, is a drummer in bands including industrial metal group Fear Factory and technical death metal band Malignancy.
Milford Graves Milford Graves (born August 20, 1941 in Queens, New York) is an American jazz drummer and percussionist, most noteworthy for his early avant-garde contributions in the early 1960s with Paul Bley...
Minor Hall Minor Hall (March 2, 1897, Sellers, Louisiana - October 16, 1959, Sawtelle, California), better known as Ram Hall, was an American jazz drummer active on the New Orleans jazz scene.
Moe Purtill Moe Purtill (May 4, 1916 – March 9, 1994) was an American swing jazz drummer.
Monk Hazel Arthur Hazel (August 15, 1903, Harvey, Louisiana - March 5, 1968, New Orleans, Louisiana), better known as Monk Hazel, was a jazz drummer.
Monk McFay Nathaniel Jack "Monk" McFay (June 27, 1908, Wichita Falls, Kansas - October 22 or 23, 1994, Los Angeles) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader, known especially for leading jazz bands in H...
Morey Feld Morey Feld (August 15, 1915 – March 28, 1971) was an American jazz drummer born in Cleveland, Ohio, perhaps best known for his work with the bands of Ben Pollack (1936), Benny Goodman (1943–1945...
Morris Jennings Morris Jennings is an American drummer and musician from Chicago.
Nick Ceroli Nick Ceroli (December 22, 1939 – August 11, 1985), was an American jazz drummer.
Nick Fatool Nick Fatool (b. Jan. 2, 1915, Milbury, Massachusetts - d. Sep.
Nick Stabulas Nicholas Stabulas (December 18, 1929 in New York – February 6, 1973 near Great Neck, New York) was an American jazz drummer.
Norman Connors Norman Connors (born March 1, 1947) is an American jazz drummer, composer, arranger, and producer who has led some influential jazz and R&B groups.
Oliver Jackson Oliver Jackson (April 28, 1933, Detroit – May 29, 1994, New York City), aka Bops Junior, was an American jazz drummer.
Omar Hakim Omar Hakim (born February 12, 1959 in New York City, USA) is an American jazz, jazz fusion and pop music drummer.
Osie Johnson James "Osie" Johnson (January 11, 1923, in Washington, D.C. – February 10, 1966 in New York City) was a jazz drummer, arranger and singer.
Panama Francis David "Panama" Francis (December 21, 1918, Miami, Florida – November 13, 2001, Orlando, Florida) was an American swing jazz drummer.
Papa Jack Laine George Vital "Papa Jack" Laine (September 21, 1873 – June 1, 1966) was a pioneering band leader in New Orleans in the years from the Spanish-American War to World War I. He is often credited wit...
Paul Barbarin Adolphe Paul Barbarin (May 5, 1899 – February 17, 1969) was a New Orleans jazz drummer, usually regarded (along with Baby Dodds) as one of the very best of the pre-Big Band era jazz drummers.
Paul Goldberg Paul Goldberg (born 25 April 1959) is an American jazz/rock/R&B drummer.
Pete La Roca Pete La Roca (born Peter Sims; April 7, 1938 – November 20, 2012) was an American jazz drummer.
Peter Erskine Peter Erskine (born June 5, 1954) is a jazz drummer and composer living in Los Angeles who has been a session drummer, recording and touring with many famous jazz and rock artists, including Ste...
Pheeroan akLaff Pheeroan akLaff (born January 27, 1955) is an American jazz drummer.
Phillip Wilson (drummer) Phillip Wilson (1941–1992) was an American jazz percussionist, known as a founding member of the Art Ensemble of Chicago, and as a member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.
Philly Joe Jones Joseph Rudolph "Philly Joe" Jones (July 15, 1923 – August 30, 1985) was a Philadelphia-born American jazz drummer, known as the drummer for the first "Great" Miles Davis Quintet.
Poogie Bell Poogie Bell (born Charles Bell jr. 1961, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American jazz drummer, composer, band leader and producer.
Quincy Davis Quincy Davis is a jazz drummer who has recorded with Tom Harrell, Vincent Gardner, Randy Napoleon, and others.
Ragbaby Stephens Joe Stephens, generally known as '"Ragbaby" or "Rag Baby Stephens", (March 3, 1887 - c.
Ralph Peterson, Jr. Ralph Peterson, Jr. (born May 20, 1962, Pleasantville, New Jersey) is an American jazz drummer and bandleader.
Rashied Ali Rashied Ali, born Robert Patterson (July 1, 1933 – August 12, 2009) was an American free jazz and avant-garde jazz drummer best known for playing with John Coltrane in the last years...
Ray Bauduc Ray Bauduc (June 18, 1906 – January 8, 1988) was a jazz drummer best known for his work with the Bob Crosby Orchestra and their band-within-a-band, the Bobcats, between 1935 and 1942.
Ray Mantilla Raymond Mantilla (b. June 22, 1934, in New York City, New York) is an American jazz drummer.
Ray McKinley Ray McKinley (June 18, 1910 –May 7, 1995) was an American jazz drummer, singer, and bandleader.
Red Saunders (musician) Theodore Dudley "Red" Saunders (March 2, 1912, Memphis, Tennessee – March 5, 1981, Chicago) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader.
Rich Galichon Richie Alan (b. Richard Alan Galichon, NY, 1968) is an independent studio drummer.
Ricky Lawson Ricky Lawson (November 8, 1954 – December 23, 2013) was an American drummer and composer.
Robert Jospé Robert Jospé is a Charlottesville, Virginia based jazz drummer.
Robert M. Rucker Robert M. Rucker (born Chicago, Illinois, raised in Miami, Florida) is a jazz drummer, music teacher, and composer.
Roger Humphries Roger Humphries (born January 30, 1944) is an American jazz drummer.
Ronald Shannon Jackson Ronald Shannon Jackson (January 12, 1940 – October 19, 2013) was an American jazz drummer and composer from Fort Worth, Texas.
Ronnie Bedford Ronnie Bedford (born 1931) is an American jazz drummer and professor.
Ronnie Burrage Ronnie Burrage (born October 19, 1959, St. Louis, Missouri) is an American jazz drummer.
Roy Brooks Roy Brooks (March 9, 1938 – November 15, 2005) was an American hard bop jazz drummer.
Roy Harte Roy S. Harte (May 27, 1924 – October 26, 2003) was an American jazz drummer and co-founder of Nocturne Records and Pacific Jazz Records.
Roy Haynes Roy Owen Haynes (born March 13, 1925, in the Roxbury section of Boston, Massachusetts) is an American jazz drummer and bandleader.
Roy McCurdy Roy McCurdy, born November 28, 1936 in Rochester, New York, is a jazz drummer.
Roy Porter (drummer) Roy Lee Porter (July 30, 1923, Walsenburg, Colorado – January 24 or 25, 1998, Los Angeles) was an American jazz drummer.
Rudy Collins Rudy Collins (July 24, 1934 - August 15, 1988) was an American jazz drummer born in New York City.
Rufus "Speedy" Jones Rufus "Speedy" Jones was an American Jazz Drummer from Charleston, South Carolina Starting out on trumpet, Rufus switched to drums at the age of 13.
Rusty Jones (musician) Isham Russell Jones II, better known as Rusty Jones, is an American jazz drummer who is Chicago-based.
Sam Ranelli Sam C. Ranelli (February 21, 1920 – December 30, 1999) was a professional big band jazz drummer from Birmingham, Alabama.
Sam Ulano Sam Ulano (b. New York, August 12, 1920.
Sammy Figueroa Sammy Figueroa is an American percussionist born in The Bronx, New York.
Scott Amendola Scott Amendola is an American jazz drummer from the San Francisco Bay Area.
Shadow Wilson Rossiere "Shadow" Wilson (September 25, 1919 – July 11, 1959) was an American jazz drummer.
Shelly Manne Shelly Manne (June 11, 1920 – September 26, 1984), born Sheldon Manne in New York City, was an American jazz drummer.
Shep Shepherd Berisford "Shep" Shepherd (Jan 19, 1917 -) is an American jazz musician.
Sherman Ferguson Sherman Ferguson (October 31, 1944, Philadelphia – January 22, 2006) was an American jazz drummer.
Sherrie Maricle Sharon Lee "Sherrie" Maricle (born September 2, 1963, Buffalo, New York) is an American jazz drummer.
Sid Catlett Sidney "Big Sid" Catlett (January 17, 1910 – March 25, 1951) was an American jazz drummer.
Skoota Warner Skoota Warner is an American musician and was the former drummer from rock band Ra. Skoota is an all-around musician that can go from ballads to rock, funk to R&B, pop to Hip-hop, jazz to blues ...
Slick Jones Slick Jones (April 13, 1907 - November 2, 1969) was an American jazz drummer, best known for his work with Fats Waller.
Smokey Johnson Joseph "Smokey" Johnson (born November 14, 1936, New Orleans) is an American drummer.
Sonny Greer Sonny Greer (13 December 1895 – 23 March 1982) was an American jazz drummer and vocalist, best known for his work with Duke Ellington.
Sonny Igoe Owen Charles "Sonny" Igoe (October 8, 1923 Jersey City, New Jersey – March 28, 2012 Emerson, New Jersey) was an American jazz drummer and music educator who, from the mid-1940s to the mid-1950s,...
Steve Reid (musician) Steve Reid is an American jazz percussionist, best known as a founding member of The Rippingtons.
Steve Smith (musician) Steve Elliott Smith (born on August 21, 1954 in Whitman, Massachusetts) is an American drummer who has worked with hundreds of artists in his career, but is mostly known for being the drummer of...
Sticks Evans Samuel "Sticks" Evans (1923-1994) was a drummer, percussionist, music teacher, arranger and musical director.
Stix Hooper Nesbert "Stix" Hooper is an American soul jazz/hard bop jazz drummer born in Houston, Texas, probably best known for founding his group The Swingsters, which later became known as The Jazz Crusaders.
Sue Evans Sue Evans (born July 7, 1951, New York City) is an American jazz, pop, classical, and studio percussionist/drummer.
Sunny Jain Sunny Jain is an American dhol player, drummer, and composer.
Sunny Murray James Marcellus Arthur "Sunny" Murray (born September 21, 1936 in Idabel, Oklahoma) is one of the pioneers of the free jazz style of drumming.
Susie Ibarra Susie Ibarra is a contemporary composer and percussionist who has worked and recorded with jazz, classical, world, and Indigenous musicians. She is known for her work as a performer in avant-garde, jazz, world and new music.
T. S. Monk T. S. Monk (born Thelonious Sphere Monk, III, December 27, 1949, New York, United States) is an American jazz drummer, composer and bandleader.
Terreon Gully Terreon Gully is an American drummer from East St. Louis, Illinois.
Terri Lyne Carrington Terri Lyne Carrington (born August 4, 1965) is a Grammy Award-winning jazz drummer, composer, record producer and entrepreneur.
Thurman Barker Thurman Barker (born January 8, 1948, Chicago, Illinois) is an American jazz drummer.
Tiny Bradshaw Myron Carlton Bradshaw (September 23, 1907 – November 26, 1958), known as Tiny Bradshaw, was an American jazz and rhythm and blues bandleader, singer, composer, pianist, and drummer.
Tiny Kahn Norman "Tiny" Kahn (1923 - August 19, 1953) was an American jazz drummer, arranger, and composer.
Tito Puente Ernesto Antonio "Tito" Puente, (April 20, 1923 – June 1, 2000), was an American salsa musician and Latin jazz composer.
Tom Rainey Thomas "Tom" Rainey (born 1957, Santa Barbara, California) is an American drummer.
Tom Stacks Tom Stacks was the lead singer, drummer, and sound effects man for many of Rick Ross's late 1920s jazz and novelty bands that included The Six Jumping Jacks and Rick Ross's Rounders.
Tommy Benford Thomas "Tommy" Benford (April 19, 1905 – March 24, 1994) was an African-American jazz drummer.
Tommy Vig Tommy Vig (July 14, 1938) is a jazz vibraharpist, drummer, percussionist, arranger, big band leader, film, television, and classical concert composer, inventor, author, and educator.
Tony Bianco Tony Bianco is an American Jazz drummer and composer from New York City who moved to Europe in the early nineties.
Tony Reedus Tony Reedus (22 September 1959 – 16 November 2008) was an American jazz drummer.
Tony Williams Anthony Tillmon "Tony" Williams (December 12, 1945 – February 23, 1997) was an American jazz drummer.
Tony Williams (drummer) Anthony Tillmon "Tony" Williams (December 12, 1945 – February 23, 1997) was an American jazz drummer.
Tubby Hall Alfred "Tubby" Hall (October 12, 1895 – May 13, 1945) was a jazz drummer.
Ulysses Owens Ulysses Owens Jr. (born December 6, 1982, Jacksonville, Florida, United States) is an American multi Grammy Award winning drummer and percussionist, known for his work with bassist Christian McB...
Vic Berton Vic Berton (May 7, 1896 - December 26, 1951), was an American jazz drummer.
Victor Lewis Vic Lewis (29 July 1919 – 9 February 2009) was a British jazz guitarist and bandleader.
Vince Lateano Vince Lateano (born 1942) is an American jazz drummer who has toured with numerous great jazz musicians over the years, including Cal Tjader, Woody Herman, Vince Guaraldi, and Stan Getz.
Vinson Valega Vinson Valega is a jazz musician and composer who resides in New York City.
Wallace Bishop Wallace Bishop (b. Feb. 17, 1906, Chicago, Illinois - d. May 2, 1986, Hilversum, the Netherlands) was an American swing jazz drummer.
Walter Perkins (musician) Walter "Baby Sweets" Perkins (February 10, 1932, Chicago, Illinois – February 14, 2004, Queens, New York) was an American jazz drummer.
Warren Benbow Warren Benbow (b. December 22, 1954 in New York City) is a jazz drummer who has worked with Nina Simone, Larry Willis, Eddie Gomez, Olu Dara, Walter Bishop, Jr., and was an original member of Ja...
Warren Smith (jazz musician) Warren Smith (born May 14, 1934) is an American jazz percussionist, known as contributor to Max Roach's M'boom ensemble and leader of the Composer's Workshop Ensemble (Strata-East).
Whit Dickey Whit Dickey born May 28, 1954 NYC is a free jazz drummer.
William Frank Reichenbach Sr. Bill Reichenbach Sr., (actually William Frank Reichenbach Sr.) (born December 18, 1923 in Washington, DC; † 16 May 2008 in Hollywood, California) was an American jazz drummer and percussionist, ...