Ocean City Library and Somers Point Jazz Society present
2013 Jazz Education Series 2- 3:30 PM
Sunday, March 3
“The Jazz Drummer….from timekeeper to soloist.”
This presentation will be a combination of lecture and performance, explaining how the drummer’s role has been transformed from basic time keeping (1920-1940s) to eventually moving into a more active and musical role! Drummers like Gene Krupa, Louis Bellson, Jo Jones, etc. will be discussed from the early years, and we will then move forward to the Swing era’s Buddy Rich, modernists Dave Weckl, Jack DeJonette, Jimmy Cobb, and Elvin Jones and many others.
Drummers Vic Stevens and Harry Himles will discuss and demonstrate the genesis of jazz drumming throughout these years. To round out this group, we have added pianist Jon Pruitt and bassist Andy Lalasis.
See the Our Educational Programs for more details.