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Drummers From A to Z > K
Your complete resource to info on the most famous drummers
in the world. This page contains everyone who's anyone with a last name
beginning in the letter K.
Check out the Deep Banana Blackout (yeah, a horn band) drummer on the
Official DBB Web site, includes Real Audio, Real Video, and MP3s too.
Kaptain is a percussionist, marimba, and cimbalom (the Hungarian dulcimer)
artist. He has played with the Chicago, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Syracuse,
Rochester, New World, Kansas City and St. Louis Symphonies, the Philadelphia
and Minnesota Orchestras, New York Philharmonic, the St. Paul Chamber
Orchestra, Orpheus, and many others. Laurence's homepage courtesy of University
of Missouri-Kansas City.
Manu has played with Peter Gabriel, Sting, Tracy Chapman, Joni Mitchell,
Robbie Robertson, Tears for Fears, Dire Straits, Paul Toung, Tori Amos,
and many others. Here's his bio, courtesy of Holger Hoffmeister.
Born: April 27, 1927. Died: November 30, 1994. Connie Kay (Conrad Henry
Kirnon) was a self-taught drummer who worked with Miles Davis, Cat Anderson,
Lester Young, Stan Getz, Charlie Parker, Chet Baker, Paul Desmond, and
Cannonball Adderley. He also played on rock singer Van Morrison's 1968
album Astral Weeks but was best known for his work with the Modern Jazz
Quartet, which he powered for over 30 years. Site courtesy VH1.com.
By the looks of the above Web site and this
link too, you could get the impression that Jim has played on
a lot of recordings. And you'd be right! Check out the multiple discographies
of this studio legend.
Check out this Grammy Award winning drummer's Official Web site. And
while you're at it, check out Tiger Bill's review of his video, Be
For a further example of his performance, see our exclusive video coverage
of the Cape
Breton International Drum Festival 2005.
Uriah Heep drummer Kerslake plays the kit not with his fingers, wrists,
or arms - but his entire body. For the scoop on "body" drumming,
check out Lee's bio on Uriah Heep's own Web site.
Billy has worked with greats like Dave Holland, Bob James, Larry Carlton,
George Duke, Christian McBride, and Dianne Reeves. This, Billy's Official
Web site, contains bio, discography, tour info, MP3 samples, and more.
Born: June 21, 1950. Aerosmith drummer, Joey Kramer, has a short bio and
cymbal setup here, compliments of Zildjian Cymbals. And here's an interview
with Kramer by Virginia Reed. Courtesy of Bishop's Drum Shop.
Born: May 7, 1946. Click the above link to read about the return to music
of the Grateful Dead drummer, from metroactive.com. Also, read about his
association with Mickey
Hart, on the University of Washington student web server. And
don't miss Sarah Bruner's interview
with Bill from January 1999, courtesy of JamBands.com.
Born: January 15, 1909. Died: October 16, 1973. Thorough bio with lots
of photos. Includes link to Gene's discography, filmography, and his 1943
drug bust. Good stuff for fans of the ace drummer man. Also, check out
Rich interview, following one of Gene and Buddy's famous
Drum Battles. It originally appeared in Metronome Magazine in 1956. He
doesnt mention it here, but years later Buddy would complain that
he played all the drums while Gene got all the applause! That was because
Gene was a true showman, everything he did just looked so good! These
two guys influenced a ton of drummers, myself included. From the excellent
Krupa site maintained by fan and fellow drummer: Shawn C. Martin.
Russ has been around for more than 20 years and has worked with and, in
some cases, produced albums for top talent like Joe Walsh, Stevie Nicks,
Wynonna Judd, Steve Winwood, Dan Fogelberg, James Taylor, Jackson Browne,
Jimmy Buffet, Carly Simon, Bob Seger, and many others. Yamaha Corporation
offers a discography and drum setup.
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