Professor of Percussion Berklee College of Music – Author of The Art of Drumming and Deeper into the Art of Drumming published by Advance Music, endorsed by Elvin Jones, Jack DeJohnette, and Roy Haynes.
Performances with: Bill Frisell, Kert Rosenwinkel, Mike Stern, Jerry Bergonzi, Jackie Byard, George Cables, Junior Cook, Bill Pierce Charles Fambro, Rickie Ford, George Garzone, Steve Grossman, Kenny Kirkland, Art Lande, Joe Lovano, Harvie Swartz, John Handy, Miroslav Vitous, Mose Allison, and James Williams. Arranger and performer with Paula West CD – Temptation.
New CD – Kaufman, Gertz, Bergonzi – The Line Between Dreaming Out Loud . Worlds Together – Bob Kaufman 5tet
Author of The Art of Drumming published by Advance Music, endorsed by Elvin Jones, Jack DeJohnette, and Roy Haynes
About The Art of Drumming:
”This is certainly the most comprehensive book on drumming I have ever seen. If I were younger and studying, this book would be like a Bible to me.”
“The Art of Drumming is a fine teaching tool that gives the drummer practical, technical, emotional, and philosophical concepts to enhance the player’s creative potential.”
—Jack De Johnette
Numerous articles published in Drum Magazine, Jazz Times, and Modern Drummer.
The Art of Drumming includes exercises written specifically to expand the musician’s sense of phrasing over the barline and to develop self-confidence in a deeper sense of time, while enhancing a sense of melodic and polyrhythmic phrasing.
The exercises are designed to expand the musician’s self-understanding and to introduce a system for developing a more efficient use of energy while aiding in the removal of all unnecessary tension.
In addition the book includes six solo transcriptions by some of the most influential drummers in the history of jazz drumming.