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The Evolution of Contemporary Jazz Drumming Hosted by Billy Hart

Sunday, July 19, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

On Sunday, July 19, 2020, at 5 pm Pacific Time, world-renowned drummer and educator Billy Hart will present an engaging and illuminating Zoom presentation titled “The Evolution of Contemporary Jazz Drummers.” Billy’s presentation on the evolution of contemporary jazz drummers will be informed by his wealth of experience and knowledge and offers the music lover and fan a rare opportunity to hear from a true master who has lived (and taught) the history of this music.

Billy Hart is one of the great drummers in the long lineage of extraordinary jazz drummers. He has recorded over six hundred albums, including seminal dates with Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Stan Getz, Joe Zawinul, Sam Rivers, Pharoah Sanders, John Scofield, Lee Konitz, Hank Jones, Pat Martino, Charles Lloyd, Dave Liebman, Michael Brecker, Joe Lovano, and Dave Douglas.

Billy will reflect on the history of jazz drumming through the work of Baby Dodds, Sonny Greer, Gene Krupa, Papa Joe Jones, and others using video, recordings, and storytelling and show how artists such as Max Roach paved the way for contemporary jazz drummers like Elvin Jones, Roy Haynes, Billy Higgins, Tony Williams, and Billy Hart himself. Ultimately, Billy will show the historical connection of how contemporary jazz drummers influenced the art and culture of black music and led to the renaissance of young drummers today.

Billy Hart is a remarkable storyteller who is well versed in all styles and genres of drumming. He has over 60 years of professional experience recording, touring, and performing with many of the most memorable artists in the history of this music. His presentation will also include demonstration and performance on drums.


Sunday, July 19, 2020
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Healdsburg Jazz Festival
Healdsburg, CA United States

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