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Drummers From A to Z > J
Your complete resource to info on the most famous drummers
in the world. This page contains everyone who's anyone with a last name
beginning in the letter J.
Born: 1934. Died: 1975. Bio and discography of the drummer best known
for powering the group Booker T and the MG's. Courtesy of ArtistDirect.com.
Performing since the age of 4, Duffy had a reputation as a "Jazz
Wonderkid" and appeared on national TV. He performed with Milt Jackson,
Ray Brown, and Monty Alexander while still in his teens. Since then he
has worked with Sammy Davis, Jr., Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Lionel Hampton,
Duke Ellington. Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Eckstine, Stan
Getz, and many others.
Gene has worked with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Dave Holland, and
many other jazz greats. This link contains a brief bio and selected discography.
From the Europe Jazz Network.
(aka Johnny Lee Johnson)
Born: July 8, 1944. Jaimoe is one of the original members of the Allman
Brothers Band and has been powering the band for more than 30 years. In
addition to his drumming skills, Jaimoe has become known for wearing body
suits and throwing fruit into the audience. Enjoy this Web site, courtesy
of The Mississippi Writers and Musicians Project of Starkville High School.
If you're into clean double bass chops, check Bobby out at his official Web site
above. And for instruction from Bobby on how he does what he does,
check out his DVD Performance &
This innovative drummer, from Tokyo, uses a custom drum setup consisting
of acoustic drums, digital drums, and sequencers to trigger not only the
sound of percussion instruments, but the sounds of an entire band as well.
Bio and obituary of Gus Johnson, best known for his work with Count Basie.
Courtesy of "Fuller Up The Dead Musician Directory" at elvispelvis.com.
Born: September 9, 1927. Good bio of Elvin, the propelling force behind
Coltrane's music. From the Europe Jazz Network.
Discography, courtesy of ArtistDirect.com.
She has played at the Montreaux Jazz Festival with Lee Ritenour, appeared
on the cover of Modern Drummer Magazine, and now has her own CD called
"Soaring." Visit Hilary's own Web site.
Kenney has played with some of the most influential rock bands in the
Small Faces, The Faces, and The Who. Over the years he has
numerous others. Click the above link for his Discography and this link for Kenney's
Born: October 7, 1911. Died: September, 1985. For 14 years Papa Jo was
one-quarter of the All-American Rhythm Section, which included Walter
Page on bass, Freddie Green on guitar and none other than Count Basie
on piano. I interviewed him shortly before he passed away and he had
to say to other drummers: "Just keep on keepin' on." Click
the above link for a tribute to the great drummer, from JazzTimes.com.
Papa Jo's bio
and discography from ArtisDirect.com.
Born: July 15, 1923. Died: September, 1985. Click the above link for a
bio on the great Philly Joe, and here's a selected discography. Courtesy
of Duke University.
Here's a bio and discography on "Speedy," best known for his
work with Maynard Ferguson and Count Basie. From ArtistDirect.com.
Uriel Jones is an original member of the Funk Brothers, who were the band behind
the hit records that came out of Motown in the 1960s. Originally expected to
be a clone of drummer Benny Benjamin, Uriel proved that he could do that plus
rock harder than any of the other Motown drummers! Uriel can be heard on
recordings with many of the greatest Motown artists, including the
Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell and Stevie Wonder.
Click the following for a sample of his performance at the Cape
Breton International Drum Festival 2005.
Click here for an exclusive video interview with Uriel
Jones, courtesy of Tiger
This Grammy Award winning drummer performed with David Sanborn, Keith
Richards, Patti Austin, George Benson, BB King, Spiro Gyra, James
Taylor, Steely Dan, Neil Young and others. Click the above link for Steve's
Yamaha Artist page.
Here's a discography of the drummer with Slipnot.
Born: October 25, 1966. Johnathan has worked with Stanley Turentine, Monty
Alexander, Lou Donaldson, Mongo Santamaria, steel drummer Othello Molineaux,
Grammy Award winning vocalist Betty Wright, The Zawinul Syndicate, Pat
Metheny, and others.
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