Best Jazz Drummers

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

The Top Ten

1 Buddy Rich Buddy Rich

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

2 Elvin Jones Elvin Jones Elvin 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.
3 Gene Krupa Gene Krupa Eugene Bertram "Gene" Krupa was an American jazz and big band drummer, band leader, actor, and composer. V 1 Comment
4 Tony Williams Tony Williams
5 Billy Cobham Billy Cobham William Emanuel "Billy" Cobham is a Panamanian American jazz drummer, composer and bandleader, who permanently relocated to Switzerland during the late 1970s.
6 Louie Bellson Louie Bellson Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio Balassoni, known by the stage name Louie Bellson, was an American jazz drummer.
7 Max Roach Max Roach
8 Dave Weckl Dave Weckl
9 Antonio Sánchez Antonio Sánchez Antonio Sánchez is a Mexican jazz drummer. In 2014 his popularity increased significantly when Sánchez composed original music for Birdman.
10 Dennis Chambers Dennis Chambers Milton "Dennis" Chambers, is an American drummer. He was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2001.

The Contenders

11 Jack DeJohnette
12 Roy Haynes
13 Steve Gadd
14 Art Blakey
15 Jon Christensen
16 Neil Peart Neil Peart Neil 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.
17 Jimmy Cobb

Nobody's better. Except maybe Max Roach.

18 Gavin Harrison
19 Herlin Riley
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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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