List of famous male percussionists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male percussionists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being percussionists. There are thousand of males working as percussionists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic percussionists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a percussionist then the people below should give you inspiration.
David Smith and Christopher Norton are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this listWhile this isn't a list of all male percussionists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male percussionists?" and "Who are the best male percussionists?"
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Age: Died at 53 (1940-1993)
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Age: Died at 88 (1899-1987)
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America
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Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America
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