Latin Percussion Applications in Jazz Band

Latin Percussion Applications in the Jazz Band By Victor Rendón Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, and other “world” instruments have always been played in the context of popular music and jazz groups including jazz bands in colleges. Often, this area of drumming is neglected in an educational setting leaving the student to attempt to come up with something […]

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Teaching Jazz Drumset

Teaching Jazz Drumset by Paul Buyer Ed Shaughnessy, legendary drummer for Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show Band and Percussive Arts Society Hall of Famer, famously said, “In rock, the drumset is built from the bottom up.  In jazz, it’s built from the top down.”  To Shaughnessy, the bottom up was the danceable beat provided by the bass drum and snare […]

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