History of Jazz Drumming, Part 2

Portrait of Max Roach, Three Deuces, New York, N.Y., ca. Oct. 1947 William P Gottlieb Performing Arts Encyclopedia, Library of Congress
  • Level: Beginner
  • Required MaterialsThe Evolution of Jazz Drumming a workbook by Danny Gottlieb. A standard 4 piece drum kit and sticks. Optionally, you may take this as a music appreciation course, away from the drum set.
  • Description: In the second part of this series, you will learn the modern history of the Bebop and Hardbop eras. Each week will be focused on one drummer beginning with Kenny Clarke, finishing with Jack DeJohnette.
  • Skills: You will know the names of the most influential drummers of these eras. You will know their stylistic traits, groups they played with and important recordings. You will have the ability to add unique characteristics of each drummer’s style to your own vocabulary.
  • Target Duration: 16 x 30 minute lessons


Interactive, Goal Oriented