Drummer Nation Show #66 “Two Percent Jazz, Ninety Eight Percent Funk. Guest: Jim Payne


Jim Payne has a long career as a drummer, educator, producer, and collaborator with the best musicians in jazz and funk. Jim has performed with Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis, Michael Brecker, Dave Liebman, and the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra. His performance venues have included the  Montreux, North Sea and Paris Jazz Festivals. An established teacher in New York City, Jim taught at Drummers Collective, Drummers World, Modern Drum Shop, and the Manhattan School of Music.  Jim is the author of eight instructional and biographical books/DVD.  Currently, he is a member of the online faculty at Berklee College of Music. He now lives in Monterey, California, where he concentrates on teaching and performing. Jim has a new online teaching course in which he works directly with his students from all over the world. www.funkydrummer.com

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