Abe Laboriel Jr. - Abe played drums for Paul McCartney, Sting, Jewel,
- Dave Leibman, John Scofield, Gil Evans, Joe Sample, Mike Stern, Stan
Adrian Young - Adrian is the drummer for No Doubt.
Airto Moreira - Latin Percussion great.
Akira Jimbo - Issey Noro, Tetsuo Sakurai, drum Clinician.
Al Foster - most noted for jazz; Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Joe Henderson,
Dave Holland, etc.
Alan Dawson - noted jazz drummer, infamous educator at Berklee College
Alan White - Yes, Joe Cocker.
Albert 'Tootie' Heath - Wes Montgomery, Tommy Flanagan, John Coltrane,
Alex Acuna - Latin Percussion, Drumset. Weather Report.
Alphonse Mouzon - Jazz, pop great. Drummed for Weather Report and numerous
Andre Ceccarelli - Brian Auger, Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon, Chick Corea.
Andrew Cyrille - Cecil Taylor, Eric Gale, Cannonball Adderley.
Andy Newmark - From B.B. King to Steve Winwood, Andy's played with them
Anton Fig - Anton
is most known for his work on the David Letterman show. He has also
played for artists Joe Cocker, Bob Dylan, Ace Frehley, Billy
Joel, Kiss, John Waite and numerous others.
Art Blakey -
...deceased 1990. Art Blakey is a jazz legend.
Art Taylor - John Coltrane, Paul Chambers, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins.
Art Verdi - Fastest
drummer on the planet...or so they say.
- Frank Zappa, John Mayall, David Bowie.
Bernard Purdie (Steely Dan) - Played drums for literally hundreds of
Billy Ashbaugh - Best knowing for hisN'Sync.
Billy Cobham - Miles Davis, Mahavishnu Orchestra.
Babatunde Olatunji - African drumming
legend. Deceased 2003.
Baby Dodds - Jazz drums. Deceased 1959.
Ben Perowski - Mike Stern, John Scofield, Roy Ayers.
Ben Riley - Thelonius Monk, Stan Getz, Duke Ellington, Ahmad Jamal.
Bernard Purdie - Top recorded drummer in history. Known for the "Purdie
Bernie Dresel - Brian Setzer Orchestra
Big Sid Catlett - Lionol Hampton, Benny Goodman.
- King Crimson, Yes, Earthworks, numerous others.
Bill Stewart - John Scofield, Joe Lovano, Bill Carrothers, Steve Swallow.
Billy Ward -
Billy Ward has played drums for Bill Evans, Carly Simon, and Richard
Billy Cobham - Drumset, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jack Bruce, Miles Davis,
Billy Hart - Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Miles Davis, McCoy Tyner,
Billy Higgins - Sonny Rollins, Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane.
Kilson - Dave Holland, Chris Botti, Al Jarreau, George Duke, Dianne
Reeves and more.
Billy Martin - Drummer for Medeski, Martin and Wood.
Billy Ward -
Billy Ward has performed with Joan Osborne, Richard Marx, and Leni Stern.
Brian Blade - Jazz/Rock. Joshua Redman, Kenny Garrett, Wayne Shorter.
- The Platters, The Coasters, The Drifters.
Bobby Colomby - Blood, Sweat, and Tears.
Bobby Rock - Clinician, Author
of "MetalMorphosis", Vinnie Vincent, Nelson.
Buddy Harman -
The most recorded drummer in history. Elvis Presley, Everly Brothers,
Buddy Miles - Jimi Hendrix, John McLaughlin, Carlos Santana.
Buddy Rich - The Buddy Rich Big Band. Considered by many as the greatest
drummer that ever lived.
Bun E. Carlos - Most known for his drumming
with Cheap Trick.
Carl Allen -
Woody Shaw, Freddie Hubbard, Jackie McClean.
Palmer - Carl Palmer. Drummer for Emerson, Lake, and Palmer.
- Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart.
Carter Beauford - Drums for Dave Matthews Band (DMB), Secrets, Victor
Chad Smith - Drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
- Long time drummer for Yanni.
Charlie Watts - The Rolling Stones.
Clyde Stubblefield - James Brown, Motown Studio.
- Frank Zappa, Alan Holdsworth, Steve Vai, Chad Wackerman group.
Charlie Watts - Charlie Watts is the lengendary drummer for the Rolling
Chick Webb - Jazz Drums. Traditional.
Chico Hamilton - Famous jazz drummer.
- Original member of Hip Pickles, studio work with Public Enemy.
- A driving female force in the jazz and rock drumming
world, Cindy Blackman has played with artists such as Jackie McClean,
Joe Henderson, Don Pullen and others. She is currently on tour with
- Known for advanced brush work. Drums for Frank Sinatra.
Cozy Cole - Jazz Drums. Traditional.
Cozy Powell - Jazz Drums. Traditional. Deceased 1998.
Danny Carey - Drummer
- Blondie, clinician.
Dave Grohl - Drummer for Nirvana, Foo Fighters.
Dannie Richmond - Charles Mingus, Don Pullen, Joe Cocker, Elton John.
Danny Gottlieb - Pat Metheny, Al DiMeola, Gil Evans Orchestra.
Dave Mattacks - Paul McCartney, Jethro Tull, Elton John, George Harrison.
Dave Tough - Traditional jazz drums. Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Woody
Dave Weckl - Most noted for Chick Corea, and his own Dave Weckl Band.
Studio / Clinician.
- John Scofield, Brecker Brothers. Studio / Clinician.
Don Alias - Drumset and Percussion. Miles Davis to Blood, Sweat, and
Don Lamond - Woody Herman, Zoot Sims, Terry Lamond, Benny Goodman.
Ed Blackwell - Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane.
Bayers - Nashville session king, Eddie Bayers has played
on literally hundreds of records and toured with numerous famous country
Ed Thigpen - Jazz Drums Legend. Ray Brown, Clark Terry. Numerous others.
Elvin Jones - Legendary Jazz Drummer. John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter,
Dunlop - Duke
Ellington, Charles Mingus, Sonny Stitt, Maynard Ferguson.
- Author, drummer, teacher of many great drummers.
- Drummer, teacher Gary Chester has influenced many famous drummers.
- Randy Brecker, Gary Husband Trio, Jimmy Johnson, Mark Mondesir
Gary Novak - Chick Corea, Alanis Morrisette, George Benson, Bob Berg,
Gene Jackson - Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland, Wayne Shorter, Branford
Gene Krupa - Drumming
legend. Gene Krupa Orchestra, Benny Goodman, Count Basie.
Ginger Baker - Drums for Cream, Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton, etc.
- Australian drummer, technician, clinician.
- Bissonette has played with Maynard Ferguson, David Lee Roth, Carlos
Santana, Toto, Brian Wilson, Gino Vannelli, and his own group, "The
Hal Blaine -
One of the most recorded drummers in history. Elvis to the Beach Boys.
Harvey Mason - Legendary drummer Harvey Mason. Four Play, Herbie Hancock,
Herlin Riley - Ahmad Jahmal, Wynton Marsalis, George Benson.
- Tom Jones, Kenny Loggins, Tower of Power.
Hillary Jones - Angela Bofill, Lee Ritenour, Tribal Tech, Robbin Ford.
Horatio "El Negro" Hernandez - Michel Camillo, Santana,
Ian Paice - Most known for his drumming
with Deep Purple.
Ignacio Berroa - Chick Corea, David Sanchez, McCoy Tyner, Ron Carter.
Cavalera - Heavy metal drummer currently with Sepultra.
Jeff Porcaro - Toto
- Brother of Rick Marotta, Jerry has performed with Peter Gabriel, The
Indigo Girls, Hall and Oates, Tears For Fears, Elvis Costello, Paul
McCartney, and more.
Jim Keltner - Elvis Presley, Elvis Costello, John Hiatt, Ry Cooder.
John Bonham - Drums for Led Zeppelin.
Jack DeJohnette - John Ambercrombie, Chet Baker, Michael Brecker.
Jake Hanna -
J.D. Blair - Drummer
for Shania Twain.
Jeff "Tain" Watts - Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Kenny
Garrett, McCoy Tyner.
Jeff Hamilton - Jazz drums.
- Jim Chapin has
played great musicians such as Tommy Dorsey, Woody Herman and Simon
and Garfunkel. He is also the author of the legendary book, "Advanced
Techniques for the Modern Drummer".
- Broadway, Author, 4Front, Happy the Man
- Drummer for Prince.
- Famed drummer John Bonham is best known for his work with Led Zepplin.
- The man with a
"killer groove", JR Robinson is one of the most recorded drummers
in history having performed with Michael Jackson, Natalie Cole, and
- aka "Sugarfoot" has been the touring drummer for Michael
Jackson, Elton John, Cameo, Madonna, George Michael, Janet Jackson,
Kenny G., and Patti Austin.
JoJo Mayer -
Nerve, Monty Alexander, Dizzy Gillespie
- The Vandals, Devo, Nine Inch Nails
Jimmy Cobb - Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Paul Chambers, Wes Montgomery.
Joe LaBarbera - Bill Evans, Marc Johnson, John Scofield, Bud Shank.
Joe Morello - Jazz legend Joe Morello has influenced hundreds of drummers
through the years.
Joel Rosenblatt - Spyro Gyra, Michel Camilo, Paquito D'Rivera, Miles
Joey Baron - Drumset
Joey Heredia - Stevie Wonder, Sheila E., Scott Henderson, Herb Albert,
Dianne Reeves, Frank Gambale
John Riley - Jazz Drums.
Johnny Vidacovich - New Orleans style.
Keith Moon - The Who, deceased 1978.
- Highly recorded rock/pop drummer. The Rolling Stones, Smashing Pumpkins,
John Mellencamp, Alanis Morissette, Bob Seger, Jon Bon Jovi, Elton John,
and many more.
Kenny Clarke -
Kenny Washington -
Larry Bright - Baltimore phenom, Larry Bright has an impressive bag
of chops on the drums. Style similar to Dennis Chambers.
Lars Ulrich - Metallica, hard rock.
Lenny Castro - Hundreds of artists from The Rolling Stones to Little
Feat to David Sanborne
Lenny White - Chick
Corea, Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Clarke, Miles Davis.
Lewis Nash - Betty Carter, Art Pepper, Tommy Flanagan, Hank Jones.
Liberty DeVito - Most known for his drumming
with Billy Joel.
Lional Hampton - Vibes, Drumset.
Louis Bellson - Drumming Legend. Duke Ellington,
Bennie Goodman, Tommy Dorsey .
Louis Hayes - Horace Silver, Kenny Burrell, Cannonball Adderley
Luis Conte - Drums and Percussion.
Manu Katche - Manu
has played with Sting, Peter Gabriel, Tony Levin, Tori Amos, and more.
Matt Cameron - Soundgarden
Micky Hart - Velvet
Mitch Mitchell - Jimi Hendrix
Max Roach - Jazz drumming legend. Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Dizzy
- Fleetwood Mac
Mickey Hart (1943) - World Percussion, Grateful Dead.
- Most known for his early groundbreaking funk syncopation with Herbie
Narada Michael Walden - Weather Report, Aretha Franklin, Jeff Beck..
Neil Peart - Rush
- Mike Portnoy has performed with Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment,
Transatlantic, O.S.I, Yellowcard and many other side projects.
Omar Hakim -
Weather Report, Mariah Carey, John Scofield, Michael Brecker.
Phill Collins - Played drums with Genesis. Went on to have his own solo
Papa Joe Jones -
Paul Motian - Bill Evans, Joe Lovano, Geri Allen, Gil Evans, Nana Vasconcelos.
Paul Wertico - Pat Metheny, Larry Coryell, Bob Mintzer.
- Drummer for Kiss.
- Weather Report, Steps Ahead, Chick Corea, Steely Dan, Alan Pasqua.
Phil Collins - Genesis, Peter Gabriel, Robert Plant.
Philly Joe Jones - Miles Davis, John Coltane, Paul Chambers.
Rashied Ali - John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Pharao Sanders.
Ray Barretto - Kenny Burrell, Wes Montgomery, Ron Carter, Clark Terry.
Ray McKinley - Glenn Miller, Jimmy Dorsey, Louie Armstrong, Cole Porter
Rick Allen - Def Leppard
Rick Latham - Drummer,
author, Rick Latham is most known for his legendary book, "Advanced
Funk Studies". Rick has also performed with Edgar Winter.
- Pop drummer extraordinaire. Michael Jackson to Madonna.
Ringo Starr - Famed drummer for The Beatles. Also Eric Clapton and others.
- New York drummer/author Robby Ameen is know for his great jazz, Afro-cuban
with Dave Valentin, Ruben Blades, and Eddie Palmieri to name a few.
- Santana, Leni Stern, The Brecker Brothers.
Roy Haynes - John Coltrane, Chick Corea, Stan Getz, Ray Charles, Eric
Sandy Nelson - Famous session drummer best known for "Let there
Sheila E. - Independent
artist, Babyface, Prince, Whitney Houston, several others.
Shelly Manne - Stan Kenton, Benny Goodman, Art Pepper, Maynard Ferguson.
Simon Phillips - Pete Townshend.
Sly Dunbar - Bob Dylan, Grace Jones.
- Paul Simon, Chick Corea, Drumming
Legend, 1st call studio drummer.
Sonny Payne - Jazz Drums legend.
Stan Levey - Charlie Parker, Oscar Peterson, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie.
Stanton Moore - New Orleans blues style on drums.
- Woody Herman, Doc Severinson, Gary Burton, Scott Henderson.
Steve Smith - Vital Information, Journey.
Stewart Copeland - The Police.
- The Foo Fighters
Lynn Carrington -
- Phil Woods,
Natalie Merchant, Steven Stills, Roberta Flack.
T.S. Monk -
- Rock drumming
great. Helped pioneer double bass drums.
Brechtlein.com - Drummer for Robben Ford, Chick Corea, numerous
Tommy Igoe -
From the Glenn Miller Orchestra to Lauryn Hill, Tommy Igoe continues
to be a precence in the drumming world.
Tommy Lee - Tommy Lee is the drummer for Motley Crue.
- Missing Persons, Drum solo artist/clinician.
Tito Puente - Drums and Latin Percussion - Deceased.
Tony Williams - Miles Davis, Tony Williams Lifetime
Vic Firth - Boston Symphony Orchestra / Owner of Vic Firth company.
- Known for advanced technique on drums. Sting, Faith Hill, studio.
- Virgil Donati is an incredible soloist as well as a famous drummer.
Virgil has played with Bunny Brunel, Planet X, Mark Boals, Steve Walsh.
Known for his fiery drum clinics.
Warren "Baby" Dobbs -
Calhoun - Living
Will Kennedy - Former
drummer for the Yellowjackets. Will has also performed with Bob Mintzer,
Tom Scott, Lee Ritenour, John Patitucci, Michael Franks, Herbie Hancock,
Zakir Hussein - George Harrison, John McLaughlin, Mickey Hart, Shankar.
Zoro is currently the drummer for Lenny Kravitz. He has played with
Zutty Singleton -
Jazz Drums Pioneer.