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Jazz Drummers Time Line

This is a montage of jazz drummers whom I like and became aware of as I studied jazz. It is by no means a definitive list! Feel free to suggest others in the comments. I do think my list is a good one and does cover many. -

Jazz Drummers timeline. A montage of jazz drumming greats. I accompanied pictures with their playing so you can hear the differences in each style. They are in order by year. Good for a jazz history class. Enjoy and learn.

Sonny Greer – 1895 – 1982

Baby Dobbs – 1898-1959

Zutty Singleton – 1898 – 1975

Chick Webb – 1909 – 1939

Gene Krupa – 1909 – 1973

Big Sid Catlett – 1910 – 1951

Papa Jo Jones – 1911 – 1985

Kenny Clarke – 1914 – 1985

Denzil Best – 1917 - 1965

Buddy Rich – 1917 – 1987

Shadow Wilson – 1919 – 1959

Art Blakey – 1919 - 1990

Don Lamond – 1920 - 2003

Philly Joe Jones - 1923 - 1985

Max Roach – 1924 – 2007

Roy Haynes – 1925 - Present

Elvin Jones – 1927 – 2004

Joe Morello – 1928 - 2011

Tony Williams – 1945 – 1997

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