Useful Links

     The internet is a great resource for keeping up with what’s going on and for studying the history of drumming. It’s also endless. Keeping up with the ever-changing parade of percussion sites is a big job, so I make my students do it (as part of their internet homework). Here is my list of sites (with my students' contributions, too). Some are good research sources, others will keep you connected to the scene. All of them are worth checking out. If you find any broken links let me know and I'll remove them.
      I want to include every good site on the web so if you know of one that's not listed here, please e-mail me the URL. If you want to link up, contact me and we'll set it up.

     No matter how much time I put in on these links there will always be important sites in the unfulfilled potential category (stuff I've missed). Don't complain unless you send me the site that fills the hole. Got it?


General Drums and Percussion

Drum Bum
Rhythm Web
Hot Drum
Drummer World
Drummers Unlimited

Drums and Drummers
The Drum Room
Drummergirl
Drums on the Web
Tiger Bill
Drum Talk
The Drum Place
Groovy Percussion Guide
Harmony Central: Drums and Percussion
Drummin' Men
Percussion Information
Danny Britt's Site
Drum Rhythms.com
Drums.com
Drum Dogs.com
Drum Dojo
Virtual Drummers School
Drumset Connect
Drum Radio
Art Verdi
Drum Solo Artist.com
i-Drum.com
xdrumset.com


Rock

Carter Beauford
Travis Barker
Jon Fishman
Aynsley Dunbar

Neil Peart
Phil Rudd
Simon Phillips
Terry Bozzio
Vinnie Colaiuta
Ringo Starr
John Bonham
Carl Palmer
Alan White

Jazz

Gene Krupa Reference Page
America's Ace Drummerman, Gene Krupa
Official Buddy Rich Web Site
Unofficial Buddy Rich Web Site
Barrett Deems
Art Blakey
Roy Haynes
Elvin Jones Web Site
The Great Elvin Jones
Max Roach
Steve Gadd
Dave Weckl
Peter Erskine
Dennis Chambers
Steve Smith
Billy Cobham
Harvey Mason
Larry Aberman
Billy Martin
Alan Evans
Billy Kilson
Steve Hass
Steve Korn
Roy Wooten

Stanton Moore
Hilary Jones
Cindy Blackman
Terri Lyne Carrington
Jim Chapin

Jack Dejohnette
Steve Smith
Johnny Vidacovich

Ed Thigpen
John Riley


Jazz History and Theory

One-Page History
Jazz Primer for Rock People
Jazz Improvisation Primer
PBS Jazz Site  


Chicago Drummers and Sites

Jazz Institute of Chicago
Chicago Jazz.com
Jeff Stitley
Paul Wertico
Jack Mouse
Holy Goat
Vintage Snare Drums.com
Kalyan Pathak

Latin

CongaHead
LatinJazz Net
Congaplace
Timba.com
Descarga.com

Boogalu Productions

Cuba

Bata Drums.com
Horacio Hernandez
Plaza Cuba
AfroCuba Web
Planet Cuba
Sin Palabras
Folk Cuba.com
Inquice Web
Maraca's Site
Cuba Now

USA

Bobby Sanabria
Melena
Luis Conte
Poncho Sanchez
John Santos
Patato
Sheila Escovedo
Mark Walker
Tito Puente

Brazil

Carnaval.com
Batera.com

World Samba
Drum Section
Ipanema.com

Airto Moreira
Eliane Elias
Samba Schools of Rio
Carnaval 2003
Brazzil.com

Brazilian Music.com
Brazilian Music Links
Carlinhos Brown
Paulinho Da Costa
Música Brasileira
Batucadas 1000
Batera & Percussao (magazine)
Wonders of Brazilian Music
Salvador da Bahia

Schools

Berklee School of Music
Eastman School of Music
Los Angeles Music Academy
Musictech College
The New School
University of New Orleans
Roosevelt University
Musicians Institute

Northern Illinois University
California Institute of the Arts
Drummers Collective
University of Miami
University of North Texas
Manhattan School of Music
State University of New York -- Purchase
University of Arizona

International Schools

University of Ghana

Instituto Superior de Arte (no web site)
Mrs Sonia Ortega Bravo, Director,
International Relations
Calle 120 No. 1110 entre 9 y 13
Municipio Playa,La Habana, Cuba
Tel. (53 7) 21 6075 Fax (53 7) 33 6633

Drum Tech. U.K
Escuela Nacional de Musica -- Mexico
Conservatory of Music -- Detmold, Germany
Royal College of Music≠≠London

Summer Programs

Birch Creek Music Performance Center
Interlochen Center for the Arts
Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp
Day Jams

Merit School of Music
Rock Workshop
Caltera School

Financial Aid

FastWeb
SRN Express
College Board
CollegeNet
CollegeBound

CollegeBoard
Scholarships.com
College Zone
Schools in the USA.com
Princeton Review
Finaid.com
Campus Tours.com

Students, Ex-Students,
and CMP Friends

Wayne Wallace
Flamenco Triana
Ringing Ear Recordings
John Calloway

Kevin Winard

Craig Russo's Latin Jazz Project
Wonka Music.com
Steve Hashimoto
World Percussion & Rhythm Magazine
Nick Eipers-recording engineer
Salsa Steel
Rhythm Revelations
The Color Guard
Ellen Johnson-Jazz Vocalist
Shantyville Recording Studio

Mallet Sites

Marimba.org
Mallet Jazz
Jazz Vibe

The Vibe.net

Marimba Artists

Greg Latta
Marimba Quest

Evelyn Glennie
Nancy Zeltsman
Katarzyna Mycka
Valerie Naranjo
Ingrid Gordon
Gordon Stout
Leigh Howard Stevens
Vida Chenoweth
Laurence Kaptain
Nanae Mimura
Marimba Sol de Chiapas

Vibe Artists

Gary Burton
Bill Molenhof

Tom Toyama

Victor Mendoza
Dave Samuels
Jerry Tachoir
Cal Tjader
David Friedman
Stefon Harris
Ed Saindon

World

World Music Central

Africa

Djembe African Drums.biz
Marimbalafon
African Hand Drum
African-drumming.co.uk U.K. based site with Gambian school info

England

Mike Dolbear.com


Ireland

The Bodhrán Forum
The Bodhran Page
Contemporary Music Centre
Conor Guilfoyle


USA

Mickey Hart
NEXUS - Percussion Quintet
Glen Velez
Percussion Group Cincinnati
Ko'mm Percussion


Japan

Kodo Drummers
Taiko.com
Kumidaiko.com


Haiti

Vodou Drumset
Vodoun Culture

Trinidad

Liam Teague
Pan Press

Middle East

Raquy Danziger
Hossam Ramzy
Jasmin Jahal
Omar Al-Musfi

Flying Carpet Percussion

India

Sandip Burman
Tabla.com

Peru

Peru Negro

On-Line Magazines

Electronic Musician

Rock

Rock Dirt
Rolling Stone

Drums

Modern Drummer
Drum!
Not So Modern Drummer
Drum Pro

Jazz

Jazz Improv
Jazz Times
Jazziz
All About Jazz
Downbeat
Jazz Review
Jazz Online
Jazz Corner
Jazz House
Jazz Server

Latin

Latin Beat
Salsa Web
Planet Salsa
Born to Salsa

Organizations

Percussive Arts Society
Latin American Folk Institute
European Jazz Network
International Music Foundation
Thelonius Monk Jazz Institute
Society for Ethnomusicology


Chicago-Area Venues

Jazz Showcase
The Hothouse
Green Dolphin
FitzGerald's
Martyrs'
The Double Door
Old Town School of Folk Music
The Vic Theatre
Symphony Center


Miscellaneous

Sensaphonics - hearing protection