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Louis Hayes — Putting Things Together

When one thinks of the great jazz cities, the first names that come to mind are New Orleans, Chicago, Kansas City, and New York. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year SAVE 15%…

by Lee Jeske
Jun 28, 2018


As Airto takes the stage, his presence fills the room. The large and powerful looking man appears almost gruff, unwelcoming, austere, intimidating at initial glance. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year SAVE…

by Robyn Flans
Jan 5, 2018

Ed Soph

"When I was four or five", remembers 30 year-old drummer Ed Soph, "I started taking piano, but I was also fooling around with the drums. I was lucky to have a supportive family; my father would put on his Dixieland…

Modern Drummer
Feb 23, 2017

What Do You Know About...Connie Kay

Widely admired for his long tenure with the influential Modern Jazz Quartet, Connie Kay made equally important contributions as a house drummer for Atlantic Records in the early 1950s, when he laid down a long list of historic tracks that…

Modern Drummer
Feb 23, 2017