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June 1986:
Adam Nussbaum — New York Dues
Adam Nussbaum

Adam Nussbaum is a part of a vanishing breed of young jazz drummers: those of the bootstrap method. A voiding, for the most part, the more lucrative routes of fusion and studio craft, Nussbaum has avidly pursued a jazz direction. Had he, in fact, tapped into the commercial stream—the choice …

April 2018:
Adam Nussbaum's Leadbelly Project, Matt Cameron solo album featuring Mark Guiliana, and more!

Adam Nussbaum’s Leadbelly Project, Matt Cameron solo album featuring Mark Guiliana, and more!

January 2006:
January 2006 – Volume 30 • Number 1

Mark Schulman, Adam Nussbaum, Patrick Keeler, Ron Tutt, Lindsay Jamieson, Kevin Talley, Tom Brechtlein, Jim Keltner, Chris Pennie

October 2000:
October 2000 – Volume 24 • Number 10

Jon Fishman, Hal Blaine, Vinnie Paul, Paul Wertico, Tom Hambridge, Mike Joyce, Pat Torpey, Michael Cartellone, Bruce Guttridge, Vinnie Colaiuta, Jim Keltner, Adam Nussbaum

January 1994:
January 1994 – Volume 18 • Number 1

In this Issue: Adam Nussbaum, Jimmy Chamberlin, Bill Bruford, Tony Williams, Steve Smith, Billy Cobham, Ed Shaughnessy, Danny Gottlieb, Cactus Moser, Louie Bellsom

October 1993:
October 1993 – Volume 17 • Number 10

In this Issue: Vinnie Colaiuta, Rob Affuso, Mickey Curry, Terry Bozzio, Louie Bellson, Dave Abbruzzese, Adam Nussbaum, Ginger Baker, Dennis Chambers

September 1991:
September 1991 – Volume 15 • Number 9

In this Issue: Kenny Arnoff, Ralph Peterson, Adam Nussbaum, Victor Lewis, Marvin Smith, Smitty, Lewis Nash, Billy Drummond, Kenny Washington, Jeff Watts, John Hernandez, Vatos

June 1986:
June 1986 – Volume 10 • Number 6

Features Kenny Aronoff – 16 Adam Nussbaum – 22 Joe English – 26 Doane Perry – 30 Focus On Hi-Hat – 38 Columns Education Rock Charts – 34 Concepts – 44 In The Studio – 52 Taking Care Of Business – 68 Rock Perspectives – 78 Strictly Technique – 86 …

Posted: October 13, 2022

Category: News
Drumming’s Biggest Names To Play LIVE Tribute to Their Big Band Heroes

Seven All-Star Drummers Including Peter Erskine, Dennis Chambers, Russ Miller and Steve Smith will Perform October 20 and 21 HITKOR (www.hitkor.com) today announced its first-ever charity event which will take place over two days in mid-October. “A Salute to the Big Band Greats” will feature performances from all-star drummers Peter …

Posted: March 1, 2016

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
News: Study With World-Class Players at Rhythm Retreat Spring 2016

Rhythm Retreat 2016 takes place April 3-8 and April 17-22 in Skaneatles, NY, and is presented by legends and new voices at the forefront of modern drumming….

Posted: November 2, 2015

Category: Feature Stories
Dom Famularo’s Teachers List

Over the course of his forty-year career traveling the globe to teach, perform, and conduct clinics, Dom Famularo has interacted with some of the finest drummers and drum instructors in the world. The following list contains many of those names, organized by country/continent. If you’re looking for top-notch drum instruction, …

Posted: February 10, 2015

Category: News, News and Events, The Showroom
Showroom: Zildjian 21″ Organic and 20″ Renaissance Rides

The 21″ Organic ride is the latest member of the K Custom series, and the 20″ Renaissance ride joins the K Constantinople series. Both are said to offer clean stick definition coupled with dark ride and crash sounds for a variety of genres and performance applications….

Posted: February 4, 2015

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Lessons, MD Education Team
Modern Drummer Education Team Weighs In On: Learning Other Styles

We asked the members of the Modern Drummer Education Team if they felt that it’s important for all drummers to study Latin music and other musical genres, even if they don’t intend to ever perform those styles. Here’s what they had to say….

Posted: November 25, 2014

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, In Memoriam, News and Events
Broadway Drummer Dave Ratajczak Remembered

In October of 2014, the drumming community lost an esteemed member, veteran Broadway drummer Dave Ratajczak, whose credits included the shows City of Angels, Sweet Charity, Titanic, The Music Man, and Mary Poppins. Ratajczak, who was a graduate of the famed Eastman School of Music, also worked with jazz and …

Posted: July 10, 2012

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Category: News, The Showroom
Zildjian K Constantinople 22" Renaissance and 20" Bounce Rides

Developed in conjunction with the renowned jazz drummer Adam Nussbaum, the 22″ K Constantinople Renaissance ride features smoother lathing on both sides and a bell that’s unlathed underneath to add stick definition….

Posted: July 10, 2012

Category: News, News and Events, The Showroom
Zildjian K Constantinople 22″ Renaissance and 20″ Bounce Rides

Developed in conjunction with the renowned jazz drummer Adam Nussbaum, the 22″ K Constantinople Renaissance ride features smoother lathing on both sides and a bell that’s unlathed underneath to add stick definition….

Posted: June 20, 2012

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Mathias Künzli

Music has guided my career for over two decades. I was born in Switzerland, and I started to play drums at age thirteen, playing rock ’n’ roll and then becoming the drummer for the Swiss Youth Jazz Orchestra. After receiving two scholarships from Berklee College of Music, I moved to …

Posted: May 3, 2012

Category: Feature Stories, News and Events
New Gear For 2012! Highlights From Winter NAMM (S–Z)

Here are some of the coolest new products coming down the pipeline for 2012, all of which were on display at the annual Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, this past January (Part 4).

Posted: January 10, 2012

Category: Drummers, The Greats
Mel Lewis: A Quiet Fire

For big band great Mel Lewis, the drums were his easy chair and the band his hearth. He was the fire.

Posted: October 31, 2011

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Freddie Gruber

Right up until his passing on October 11, Freddie Gruber was a source of deep and important knowledge for many top drummers.

Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Adam Deitch with John Scofield

“He’s a bad boy, that’s for sure,” says guitar star John Scofield of his talented young sideman Adam Deitch. On the Sco gig, Deitch comes across like a composite of two great drummers that the guitarist has worked with before’the original funky drummer himself, Clyde Stubblefield, and highly regarded jazz …

Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Elvin Jones

On the eve of his seventy-fifth birthday, Elvin Ray Jones exhibits the relaxed demeanor and lean physique of a weathered–but still dangerous–championship athlete. When he smiles, which is often, he still looks like he’s twenty-five. His sense of humor is sharp, his intellect acute. And as anyone who has seen …

Posted: January 26, 2023

Category: The Modern Drummer Podcast
John DeChristopher Live From My Drum Room With Paul Francis

John’s guest is independent, master cymbal maker, Paul Francis. John and Paul discuss their long history and share stories of their time working together at Zildjian, including remembering their friend and mentor, the great Armand Zildjian. Paul talks about his early years of developing cymbal ideas with legendary drummers like …