Louie Bellson

Referred to by jazz critic Leonard Feather as "one of the most phenomenal drummers in history," Louie has a reputation for expressing himself on the drum since he was three years old. He has played and/or recorded with such greats as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James and many others. As a prolific composer/arranger, his compositions and arrangements span a broad spectrum of music from jazz to symphonic works. He's one of the pioneer instrumental and band clinicians, giving selflessly to the music education community, and is the author of a number of books on drums and percussion.