Best Jazz Drummers

A list about the best drummers in the most underrated genre ever! "Jazz era".

The Top TenXW

1Buddy Rich

He's the best! Just watch his solo in 1970 on YouTube and you'll know! - ahmedaser

2Elvin JonesElvin Ray Jones was an American jazz drummer of the post-bop era. He showed an interest in drums at a young age, watching the circus bands march by his family's home in Pontiac, Michigan.
3Gene KrupaEugene Bertram "Gene" Krupa was an American jazz and big band drummer, band leader, actor, and composer.V1 Comment
4Tony Williams
5Billy CobhamWilliam Emanuel "Billy" Cobham is a Panamanian American jazz drummer, composer and bandleader, who permanently relocated to Switzerland during the late 1970s.
6Louie BellsonLuigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio Balassoni, known by the stage name Louie Bellson, was an American jazz drummer.
7Max Roach
8Dave Weckl
9Antonio SánchezAntonio Sánchez is a Mexican jazz drummer. In 2014 his popularity increased significantly when Sánchez composed original music for Birdman.
10Dennis ChambersMilton "Dennis" Chambers, is an American drummer. He was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2001.

The Contenders

11Jack DeJohnette
12Roy Haynes
13Steve Gadd
14Art Blakey
15Jon Christensen
16Neil PeartNeil Ellwood Peart, OC (born September 12, 1952 in Hamilton, Canada) is a Canadian-American musician and author, best known as the drummer and primary lyricist for the rock band Rush. Peart has received numerous awards for his musical performances.
17Jimmy Cobb

Nobody's better. Except maybe Max Roach.

18Gavin Harrison
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List StatsUpdated 5 Dec 2016

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Top Remixes

1. Buddy Rich
2. Elvin Jones
3. Tony Williams
1. Buddy Rich
2. Gene Krupa
3. Elvin Jones



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