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May 2019:
May 2019
PASIC18
Todd Sucherman

The Percussive Arts Society held its annual international convention this past November 14–17 at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis.


January 1987:
The Drummers Of Woody Herman
Jake Hanna

For 50 years—with relatively brief interruptions—Woody Herman has led one of the greatest of all big bands. And not surprisingly, he’s had some of the greatest drummers driving his band.


July 1986:
Jeff Hamilton — No Compromises
Jeff Hamilton

Jeff Hamilton knows that he’s lucky. Either as a band member or a sub, he’s worked in such coveted situations as the Woody Herman big band, the Monty Alexander trio, the Count Basie Orchestra (in November, 1984, after Basie’s death), and the L.A. 4. He’s even led his own band, …


July 2018:
Jeff Hamilton live date, Gavin Harrison with Gleb Kolyadin, Kevin Haskins' Bauhaus coffee-table book, and more

RECORDINGS Photo by John Dankwardt Dan Pugach Nonet Plus One Playful throwback jazz nudged beyond nostalgia by its drummer/leader. The primary factor that seems to separate the Dan Pugach Nonet (“nonet” in this context refers to a nine-piece collective) from so much contemporary jazz is Pugach’s grasp that jazz—and its …


February 2012:
Jeff Hamilton
Jeff Hamilton

His early obsession with jazz might have been out of step with the rock ’n’ roll dreams of most kids his age.


January 2014:
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.


October 2010:
October 2010 – Volume 34 • Number 10

Steve Jordan, Jeff Davis, Chad Szeliga, Christoph Schneider, Edgar Livengood, Eric Bobo, John Eriksson, Jose Medeles, Jeff Hamilton, Scott Devours, Jorden Burns


March 2010:
March 2010 – Volume 34 • Number 3

Stanton Moore, George Kollias, Calvin Rodgers, Will Calhoun, Jeff Hamilton, Debbi Peterson, Kevin Rice, Pete Wilhoit, Anthony Citrinite, Brian Downey, Max Roach, Jason Gianni


August 2007:
August 2007 – Volume 31 • Number 8

Glenn Kotche, Neil Peart, Jim Keltner, Greg Saunier, Kim Plainfield, Seven Antonopoulos, Robin Diaz, Sam Loeffler, Shawn Glyde, Christian Welter, Chris Pennie, Yogi Horton, Roy Mayorga, Jack DeJohnette, Gavin Harrison, Jeff Hamilton, Stanton Moore


December 2006:
December 2006 – Volume 30 • Number 12

Stephen Perkins, Chris McHugh, Jeff Hamilton, Adam Carson, Mark Guiliana, Paul Motian, Scott Rockenfield, Abe Fogel, Thomas Pridgen, Trevor Friedrich, Jack DeJohnette, Brian Tichy, Myles Heskett, Tony Williams, Jason McGerr, Butch Miles, Ed Shaughnessy, Bruce Gary


July 2004:
July 2004 – Volume 28 • Number 7

Dave Grohl, Ralph MacDonald, Dave King, Rich Beddoe, Diana Krall, Matt Sorum, Susie Ibarra, Jason McGerr, Troy Luccketta, Dana Hammond, Steve Goulding, Andrea Centazzo, Walfredo Reyes Jr., Jeff Hamilton, Terry Bozzio


December 2003:
December 2003 – Volume 27 • Number 12

Morgan Rose, Ed Toth, Sherrie Maricle, Charles Collins, Earl Young, Chad Sexton, Zach Danziger, John Stanier, Evan Stone, Steve Fidyk, John Bonham, Art Blakey, Josh Freese, Tony Royster Jr., Jeff Hamilton


April 2003:
April 2003 – Volume 27 • Number 4

Brad Wilk, Al Foster, Ged Lynch, Mike Wengren, Chad Smith, Stewart Copeland, Terri Lyne Carrington, Nick Tosco, Mike Clark, Rick Woolstenhulme, Jerry Leoni, Viola Smith, Armand Zildjian, Abe Laboriel Jr., Jeff Hamilton, Chad Wackerman


October 2002:
October 2002 – Volume 26 • Number 10

Mike Bordin, Simon Phillips, Billy Cobham, Jerry Marotta, Peter Erskine, Carmine Appice, Ed Thigpen, Jeff Hamilton, Kenneth Schalk, Paul John Jr., Adrian Passarelli, Lynn Coulter, Grant Collins, Jose Pasillas, Danny Carey, Kenny Aronoff, Billy Kilson


March 2001:
March 2001 – Volume 25 • Number 3

Dave Weckl, Ginger Fish, Max Roach, Virgil Donati, Han Bennink, Zakir Hussain, Jack Gavin, Kevin Miller, Scott Rockenfield, Jon Christensen, Mark Zonder, Carlomango Araya, Paul Clarvis, Ron Spagnardi, Ed Breckenfeld, John Riley, Jennie Hoeft, Michael Miller, T. Bruce Wittet, Jeff Hamilton, Alan White, Zach Danziger


December 2000:
December 2000 – Volume 24 • Number 12

Will Kennedy, Stefanie Eulinberg, Paul Doucette, Jeff Hamilton, Al 3, Dave Buckner, Richie Hayward, Tony Fagenson, Vinnie Amico, Cody Dickinson, Vinnie Colaiuta, Akira Jimbo, Ian Paice, Butch Trucks, Andrew Barr, Eric Kalb, Michael Travis, Joe Russo


October 1998:
October 1998 – Volume 22 • Number 10

Harvey Mason, Barrett Miller, Dave Weckl, Terry Bozzio, Will Kennedy,  Eddie Bayers, Carey, Jo Jo Mayer, Jeff Hamilton, Glen Velez, Philly Joe Jones, Pete Sandoval, Dan Rieser, Kenny Aronoff, Harvey Sorgen , Ian Wallace, Petur Smith, Billy Lee Lewis, Rod Morgenstein


September 1997:
September 1997 – Volume 21 • Number 9

Horacio “el Negro” Hernandez, Jeff Hamilton, Zachary Alford, Robin Goodridge, Tony Coleman, Joey DeFrancesco, Bill Saragosa, Paul Fox, Michael Shrieve, Fred Young, Donny Brown, Carl Palmer, Stephen Perkins, David Garibaldi


January 1997:
January 1997 – Volume 21 • Number 1

Roy Haynes, Lewis Nash, Ted Parsons, Gene Lake, Jay Schellen, Steve Gorman, Eddie Hedges, Chris McCann, Biff Adam, Jeff Hamilton, Matt Cameron



Posted: April 20, 2017

Category: News, News and Events
Stephen Morris Named 2017 Yamaha Young Performing Artist

Yamaha Artist Services Indianapolis, in conjunction with the Band and Orchestral division of Yamaha Corporation of America, has announced the winners of the 2017 Yamaha Young Performing Artists (YYPA) Competition, which include jazz drummer, composer, and educator Stephen Morris of Aliso Viejo, Ohio. The YYPA program has honored promising eighteen- …


Posted: September 6, 2016

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat With Terry Bozzio: Talks Artistry, Music, and 2016 Tour

Hello my dear drum brothers! Some of you may not know who I am or what I’ve done for the past few years, or may not follow me because I don’t fit into the popular music scene much these days. Many of you younger drummers may not even know who …


Posted: April 25, 2016

Category: Clinics and Events, Drummers, News, News and Events
Thomas Lang Presents Fifth Annual Big Drum Bonanza

Drummer/producer Thomas Lang (stOrk/Paul Gilbert) has announced that Big Drum Bonanza 2016 (BDB2016) will take place June 28 to July 2 at the Palm Garden Hotel in Thousand Oaks, California. Drummers of all ages, levels, and styles are invited to join Thomas Lang and his special guest instructors, including world-renowned …


Posted: March 31, 2016

May 2016 Issue of Modern Drummerfeaturing Andrés Forero of Hamilton
Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
May 2016 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Andrés Forero of Hamilton

(Available digitally March 31, 2016; in print April 1, 2016) Print Copy ○ iTunes ○ Amazon ○ GooglePlay ○ Subscribe On the Cover Andrés Forero “Andrés Forero is one of the most creative and versatile players of our time, and his participation in Hamilton solidifies his stature as one of …


Posted: March 31, 2016

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
May 2016 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Andrés Forero of Hamilton

(Available digitally March 31, 2016; in print April 1, 2016) Print Copy ○ iTunes ○ Amazon ○ GooglePlay ○ Subscribe On the Cover Andrés Forero “Andrés Forero is one of the most creative and versatile players of our time, and his participation in Hamilton solidifies his stature as one of …


Posted: January 29, 2016

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Jeff Hamilton: Swinging Support

Here the on-the-move drummer talks with MD Online about his new record and shares his wisdom on swing mastery….


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: May 11, 2015

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

We asked the members of the Modern Drummer Education Team if they felt that it’s important for drummers to learn to play other instruments (piano, bass, guitar, etc.), or should they focus on honing their craft at the kit exclusively? Here’s what they had to say….


Posted: May 4, 2015

Category: News, News and Events
Thomas Lang Announces Big Drum Bonanza 2015

Drummer/producer Thomas Lang (stOrk/Paul Gilbert), has announced the Big Drum Bonanza 2015 (#BDB2015), which will take place July 1 through 5 at the Palm Garden Hotel in Thousand Oaks, California.


Posted: February 5, 2015

Category: News, News and Events
News: Crescent Cymbals Acquired by Sabian

Effective January 31, 2015, Sabin has acquired Crescent Cymbals…


Posted: April 23, 2014

Category: Clinics and Events, Drummers, News, News and Events
Thomas Lang Announces Big Drum Bonanza 2014

Drummer/producer Thomas Lang (stOrk/Paul Gilbert) has announced that the Big Drum Bonanza 2014 will take place July 2–6 at the Palm Garden Hotel in Thousand Oaks, California. Drummers of all ages, levels, and styles are invited to join Lang and other special guest instructors, including Chris Coleman (Stevie Wonder), Matt …


Posted: April 16, 2014

Category: News, News and Events
KoSA Percussion Workshops

The 2014 South Florida Percussion Workshop/KoSA Miami will take place…


Posted: March 26, 2014

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
May 2014 Issue of Modern Drummer Featuring Jim Riley

See what’s in the May 2014 issue of Modern Drummer Magazine featuring drummer Jim Riley…


Posted: November 4, 2013

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Max Kuehn of Fidlar

Hey, dudes! My name is Max Kuehn, and I’m the drummer of Fidlar, from Los Angeles, California. We are currently on a North American tour with our buddies the Orwells….


Posted: July 2, 2012

Category: Drummers, News, News and Events
Stanton Moore, Jeff Hamilton, and Partners Launch Crescent Cymbal Company

Stanton Moore has announced the launch of a new cymbal company, Crescent…..


Posted: May 31, 2012

Category: Drummers, Lessons, MD Education Team
MD Education Team Weighs In On: Teaching Feel

We asked the MD Education Team if feel could be taught. See what they had to say….


Posted: March 30, 2012

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

New Gear For 2012! Highlights From Winter NAMM (A–D) 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.


Posted: March 19, 2012

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Tim Walsh of the Stepkids

I’m Tim Walsh of the Stepkids, and I’m excited to be on here and hope to add to the wealth of knowledge that is MD’s awesome thirty-five-year history…


Posted: February 22, 2012

Category: News, News and Events
Feb Web Update News

Vinnie Colaiuta, Jeff Hamilton, and Karriem Riggins are on Paul McCartney’s latest, Kisses on the Bottom. Riggins performed with the former Beatle at the Grammys, as did McCartney regular Abe Laboriel. For more, visit www.paulmccartney.com. Speaking of the Grammys, Low Millions drummer/producer Erik Eldenius was in the house band again …


Posted: September 21, 2011

Category: News, News and Events
September Web Update News

Mark Schulman has been touring with Foreigner all summer and is also on the band’s three-disc set Feels Like the First Time, containing two audio CDs and a live concert DVD. For more, visit www.foreigneronline.com. Also check out Mark’s article “Easy Drum Charts” in the October issue of MD, out …


Posted: September 2, 2011

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Drummer/Teacher Nucleo Vega

My name is Nuc, and I’m a drummer, educator, and Mel Bay author in the Washington, D.C., area. I’m working on a project that involves drum melody…


Posted: October 6, 2009

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
David Ashkenazy

I’m a drummer and professional musician, originally hailing from Southern California, and now successfully transplanted and living in Brooklyn NY…


Posted: October 15, 2006

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Jeff Hamilton: Swinging to Success

Few jazz drummers have had careers as rewarding and successful as Jeff Hamilton’s. And with several new releases and projects in the works–and an MD Readers Poll win–2006 may be one of his finest years yet.



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