Bruce Klauber

Bruce ’s Contributions

06/05/09    Community Articles

What Made Sammy Run

Sam Butera, architect of the sound of the famed singer and trumpeter, Louis Prima, died on June 3rd at the age of 81.

06/04/09    Community Articles

Bruce Kaminsky: Playing for a Higher Authority

A review of an extraordinary musical event at Philadelphia's Drexel University

06/01/09    Community Articles

Benny Goodman's 100th: Long Live the King

There are dozens of Benny Goodman "stories" out there. As we celebrate what would have been the 100th birthday of "The King of Swing," here's my BG experience.

05/26/09    Community Articles

Hal Blaine at 80: 35,000 Sessions and Counting

Hal Blaine may be the most recorded musician in history, with over 35,000 sessions to his credit. In this never-before-published interview, the drummer speaks of his early days, his work with Phil Spector, Frank Sinatra and many more.

05/26/09    Community Articles

The Genius of Billy Gladstone

"Billy Gladstone: Drummer and Inventor," by Chet Falzerano, is a new book devoted to the famed, Radio City Music Hall drummer and percussion visionary.

05/19/09    Community Articles

Buddy Rich and The Holy Grail: In Stores Now

In 1982, Buddy Rich filmed three episodes of a television series, featuring BR, the band, and some of the greats of jazz. These programs were never aired, and outside of the producers, few people have ever viewed them...until now.

04/26/09    Community Articles

YouTube: Jazz for Free

YouTube and its clones have posted hundreds of vintage jazz film clips without crediting the source.

04/06/09    Community Articles

Norman Mailer and the Jazz Legends

Norman Mailer, the controversial literary figure who died in November of 2007, through a 50th birthday party for himself in New York city in 1973. It was quite an evening for Mailer, for jazz and for me. I was there.

04/04/09    Community Articles

Jackie and Jazz? And Away We Go!

Legendary comic Jackie Gleason was a long-time friend and fan of big bands, jazz and jazz musicians, from the Dorsey Brothers to Basie, Ellington and Buddy Rich

03/20/09    Community Articles

Louie Bellson: 1924-2009

A summation of the life and music of Louie Bellson, jazz legend.

03/20/09    Community Articles

BBC Gene Krupa Tribute Hits Some Wrong Notes

The BBC's five-part radio tribute to jazz legend Gene Krupa was generally a good one. Part Five, in one opinion anyway, hit some wrong notes.

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02/16/09    Farewells

Jake Hanna (4.4.31 - 2.12.10)

Drummer and JT contributor Bruce Klauber remembers Jake Hanna, who died on February 12

04/11/09    Community Articles

Naples, Florida: A World-Class Jazz City

A profile of trumpeter Bob Zottola, a top, New York session player who "retired to Naples, FL several years ago. In the process, he's helped make this city a world-class jazz town.

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About Bruce Klauber

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Dr. Bruce H. Klauber is the biographer of Gene Krupa, producer/writer of the Warner Brothers and Hudson Music "Jazz Legends" DVD series, a working jazz drummer and recording artist since childhood, and head of JazzLegends.com, one of the most valuable domain names and destinations in the industry. Klauber has accompanied Charlie Ventura, Milt Buckner, Jimmy Bruno, Pepper Adams, Bernard Peiffer and dozens of others. His 1998 recording, "Bruce Klauber Salutes the Legends of Jazz Drumming," charted in the Gavin Report Top Ten that year and reached the final stages of Grammy nominee consideration. Klauber is currently a jazz columnist for The Naples Daily News and several other Scripps-Howard publications in southwest Florida, and is regularly performing with noted trumpeter Bob Zottola and jazz vocalist Joy Adams.

Bruce Klauber joined the JazzTimes community on Mar 20, 2009