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Bentley’s Drum Shop, Fresno, California

Take a short four-hour drive north out of Los Angeles up I-99, and you’ll find yourself in the little big town of Fresno, California.

Interview by John Martinez | Photos by Dean Kasparian
Mar 27, 2019

Wisdom And Technique

Lasting Lessons From Ed Shaughnessy I grew up watching Ed Shaughnessy drive Doc Severinsen’s Tonight Show Band. For twenty-nine years, Shaughnessy held the throne of one of the most visible and respected groups in television history, and for many of…

by Steve Fidyk
Jan 24, 2018

Ed Shaughnessy

As the most visible drummer on network TV for three decades, he helped America understand what big band drumming was all about. But there was more to his story—much more. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99…

Rick Mattingly
Jan 24, 2018

Ed Shaughnessy: Swinger On Staff

Ed Shaughnessy has been playing drums since he was 14 years old in his native New Jersey. By 19, he was working with George Shearing at New York's Three Deuces. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99…

Modern Drummer
Feb 23, 2017