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Gayelynn McKinney of Aretha Franklin in On The Beat

Talks New CD and Gear Hey, hey MD readers! Let me introduce myself. My name is Gayelynn McKinney, and I come from a very musical family. I have been performing as a professional drummer for many years. I recorded with…

Modern Drummer
Feb 19, 2019

Tony Reedus: Influential Jazz Drummer

Reedus was known for consistently lighting a fire under musicians of every stripe. “Tony was not only a great drummer who played with exceptional depth of feeling that was very danceable,” recalls esteemed jazz drummer Lewis Nash, “he was also…

Modern Drummer
Feb 15, 2011

Joe Cocuzzo

Singer Keely Smith, the "straight man" (woman) for the late, great Louis Prima ("Just A Gigolo") has been joined in her New York and East Coast concert and nightclub tours by much sought-after jazz drummer Joe Cocuzzo. He also recently…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2004