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A list of famous jazz drummers with photos! These are musicians who are masters of their craft. While it is often the singers who claim all the fame, these musicians are famous in their own right. As time has past and music evolved, the list of musical instruments available has grown, especially with the advent of the digital age.

While the vocalist may have his lyrics, it is the musicians behind him, who truly make the sound. After all, instrumentals are as popular as ever, but acappellas are few and far between. Who are famous jazz drummers? This list should answer that question. Best of all, with our modern recording technology, we will be able to enjoy these artists for centuries if not millennia!

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Aaron Scott is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers
Aaron Scott

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Adam Cruz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers
Adam Cruz Jazz

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Adam Nussbaum is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers
Adam Nussbaum Post-bop, Jazz

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Airto Moreira is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers
Airto Moreira Jazz fusion, Jazz

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Al Foster is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers
Al Foster Jazz

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Alan Dawson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers

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Albert
Albert "Tootie" Heath

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Alex Acuña is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers
Alex Acuña Jazz fusion, Afro-Cuban jazz, Jazz

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Alex Riel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers
Alex Riel Rock music, Hard bop, Jazz

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Alphonse Mouzon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers
Alphonse Mouzon Kozmigroov, Jazz fusion, Post-bop

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Alvester Garnett is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers
Alvester Garnett

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Alvin Stoller is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers
Alvin Stoller

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Andrew Cyrille is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers

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Andrew Isaac Walker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers
Andrew Isaac Walker

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Anthony Brown is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers

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Antonio Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers

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Ari Hoenig is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers
Ari Hoenig Jazz

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Art Blakey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers
Art Blakey Hard bop, Jazz, Bebop

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Art Taylor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers
Art Taylor Jazz

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Warren
Warren "Baby" Dodds Jazz, Dixieland

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Barrett Martin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers
Barrett Martin Grunge, World music, Alternative rock

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Barry Altschul is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers

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Beaver Harris is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers

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Ben Pollack is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers

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Ben Riley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers

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Bernard
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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Bill Bruford is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers
Bill Bruford Rock music, Instrumental rock, Jazz fusion

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Bill Dowdy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers
Bill Dowdy

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Bill Stewart is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers

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Billy Cobham is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers
Billy Cobham Kozmigroov, Jazz-funk, Rock music

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Billy Hart is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers
Billy Hart Jazz fusion, Jazz

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Billy Higgins is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers

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Billy Martin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers
Billy Martin Jazz, Funk

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Black Benny is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers
Black Benny Jazz

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Bobby Graham is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers

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Bobby Previte is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers

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Brian Abrahams is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers
Brian Abrahams Avant-garde jazz

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Brian Blade is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers
Brian Blade Blues-rock, Jazz fusion, Alternative rock

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Buddy Deppenschmidt is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers
Buddy Deppenschmidt

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Buddy Rich is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers
Buddy Rich Swing music, Big band, Jazz

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Butch Ballard is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers

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Butch Miles is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers
Butch Miles Jazz

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Buzzy Drootin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers
Buzzy Drootin

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Cal Tjader is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers
Cal Tjader Latin jazz, Afro-Cuban jazz, Jazz

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Candido Camero is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers
Candido Camero Disco, Afro-Cuban jazz, Jazz

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Carl Allen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers

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Chad Wackerman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers
Chad Wackerman Rock music, Jazz fusion, Jazz

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Charles Moffett is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers
Charles Moffett Jazz

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Charlie Persip is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers
Charlie Persip

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Chester Thompson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Jazz Drummers
Chester Thompson Jazz fusion, Pop rock, Progressive rock