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Web Exclusive: Producer Russ Titelman on 10 of His Favorite Drummers

By Billy Amendola   The June issue of Modern Drummer magazine features an interview with three-time Grammy Award–winning producer Russ Titelman, who in his long career has worked with musical giants including Little Feat, Randy Newman, James Taylor, Brian…

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Apr 26, 2017

Regina Drum Festival 2016: The Beat Goes On

The 2016 Regina Drum Festival is excited to celebrate year five as a world class, international drum event on Sunday, October 30 at the Exchange. As the first four years and the 2015 Education Series have proven, Regina is on…

Modern Drummer
Oct 17, 2016

Session Drummer/Programmer Steven Wolf

My name is Steven Wolf, although most people refer to me as just Wolf. I wear many musical hats, so you may know my name from any number of places. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m a…

Modern Drummer
Oct 16, 2013

International Jazz Day to be Celebrated with All-Star Concerts in Paris, New Orleans, and New York

Video Streams of all 3 Concerts Live on Jazz Day and Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz On Friday, April 27, UNESCO director-general Irina Bokova and UNESCO goodwill ambassador Herbie Hancock will kick-off the first annual International Jazz Day with a full day of…

Modern Drummer
Apr 26, 2012

Chris Coleman: Amazing Journey

(January 2011 Issue) by Stephen Styles His is one of the most closely observed careers in R&B, fusion, gospel, and pop drumming, with acts like Israel Houghton & New Breed, Chaka Khan, Christina Aguilera, Babyface, Patti LaBelle, Randy Brecker, and…

Modern Drummer
Feb 16, 2011

Rexsell Hardy Jr.: Web Exclusive

(December 2010 Issue) Growing up, Mary J. Blige’s drummer knew he was preparing for big things. Today his résumé features some of the greatest artists on the R&B and gospel scenes, including Chaka Khan, Kirk Franklin, Keri Hilson, and Marvin…

Modern Drummer
Oct 21, 2010

Charley Drayton: The All-Around Natural

By the time he was five, Charley Drayton knew exactly what he wanted to do in life. Born in Brooklyn, New York, into a successful musical family, Charley spent his childhood watching his dad, Bernard, work in recording studios. “I’d…

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Sep 14, 2010

Steve Reid: Flow Master

(February 2009 Issue) Steve Reid has performed and recorded with more artists than most drummers have shed sticks. From James Brown and Miles Davis to Jackie McLean, Four Tet, Fela Ransome Kuti, Chaka Khan, and the Barnam & Bailey Circus, Reid…

Modern Drummer
Dec 25, 2008