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Sunday, February 23
3:30 PM
Education Event

Master Class: Jim Payne – Funk and R&B Drum Lab

3:00 PM
Café & Bar Closed
All Ages
Tools and tips from a master of the drum kit.

Jim Payne, labeled the “Buddy Rich or Billy Cobham of funk drumming” by JazzTimes Magazine, has had a long career as a drummer, educator, producer, and collaborator with some of the finest musicians in funk, jazz, and R&B. Payne is a member of the online faculty at Berklee College of Music and has performed with artists such as Maceo Parker, Fred Weskley, Michael Brecker, and others. In this master class, Payne will play R&B and funk clips and show how the drumming vocabulary has developed, as well as ideas on how to develop techniques to play the various elements heard. Payne will also play several tunes, analyze them and field questions from the audience.

Presented in collaboration with Zack Olsen’s Drum Studio 
Sponsored by DW Drums, Paiste, Remo, Santa Cruz Drum Club, Vater

Jim Payne Website


Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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