Artists and Instructors: Drums

Larry Aberman

Larry Aberman is a drummer whose career has taken him from the stage of Avery Fisher Hall as a percussion soloist Read More

Aaron Smith

Aaron “The A-Train” Smith (born September 3, 1950) is a Nashville- based drummer and percussionist who has played as a Read More

Jeff Hamilton

Originality is what versatile drummer Jeff Hamilton brings to the groups he performs with and is one of the reasons Read More

Ferrek Phillips playing drums

Derrek Phillips

Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Derrek Phillips was heavily indoctrinated by the sounds of Tower of Power, Read More

Giovanni Rodriguez

Giovanni Rodriguez is a Nashville based Grammy Award-winning multi-instrumentalist, born in Italy to Dominican parents. Growing up in Europe, and Read More

Ralph Henley

Ralph Henley manages the social media for NJW and several performing artists and authors and has extensive experience in producing Read More

Tom Giampietro

Tom Giampietro holds a Bachelor of Music in Studio Music in Jazz from the University of Miami (FL), and a Read More

Chester Thompson

Chester Thompson

In 1995, Chester and his family moved from L.A. to Nashville. He is known for a very successful playing and Read More

Marcus Finnie

Marcus Finnie

As a Memphis native and Nashville resident, Marcus has Toured with Kirk Whalum, keb Mo, Taj Mahal, Lady Antebellum, Larry Read More

Duffy Jackson

Born and raised in Jazz, Duffy Jackson has been performing since the age of four, when his father, legendary Jazz Read More

Chris Brown

After arriving from New York in 1992, Chris has been one of the most sought-after jazz drummers in the South. Read More

Kenny Malone

Kenny Malone has been swept away by music since he was 5 years old. He served in the U.S. Navy Read More

Josh Hunt

Drummer Josh Hunt is one of the newest additions to the Nashville Jazz Workshop faculty. He studied Percussion at Western Read More

Jordan Perlson

Jordan Perlson was born in the suburbs of Philadelphia, where he began drumming at the age of 10. Jordan studied Read More

Rick Wilkerson

Rick Wilkerson has roots in two of AmericaÌ¢‰â‰ã¢s most significant states when it comes to music, Mississippi and Tennessee. The Read More