Drummer Jake Hanna dies at 78

Legendary jazz drummer, Jake Hanna has passed away due to complications with a bone marrow disease.  Hanna was known for his work with the Woody Herman band, Maynard Ferguson, Duke Ellington  and the house band for the long running Merv Griffin television  show.  He was a revered drummer, author and mentor and will be greatly missed by the drumming community.

Legendary Jazz Drummer, Jake Hanna


We’ll miss you Michael!

A very sad day for us all. Michael Jackson , the “King of Pop”, passed away today. There are so many memories. His music was always so funky! I found this video on YouTube of a young drummer jammin’ out to one of Micheal’s tunes, “Jam”. It was a reminder of all the times I played his songs through the years and how popular they were among the crowds. – We’ll truly miss you Michael. Rest in Peace.

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