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Master Drummer Helped Create the Footprint for Jazz
Louis Bellson, the world famous jazz drummer who helped establish the footprint for jazz music in America, has died at the age of 84 in Los Angeles.
The jazz musician, composer, arranger, bandleader, and educator is credited with pioneering the use of two [...]
Bellson’s long, productive career stretched from his teens—when, in competition with 40,000 other young players, he won the Slingerland National Gene Krupa drumming contest—to the tours and seminars he continued until 2008. Best kno... Read Post
jazz music news Ed Thigpen 1930 – 2010 Thigpen Drummer of Choice for Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald One of jazz music’s brighest stars has gone out with the death of legendary drummer Ed Thigpen, who died January 13th at the age of... Read Post