Robert Kaufman
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Robert Kaufman

Robert K.

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I am a professor of percussion at Berklee College of Music in Boston.
I can teach all styles but prefer jazz. I think the most important thing to learn is keeping good time and staying in the pocket. I have two books published: "The Art of Drumming" and "Deeper Into The Art of Drumming" endorsed by Elvin Jones, Jack DeJohnette, and Roy Haynes. The object of the lesson is to get you out there playing gigs and earning money. Go to kaufmansartofdrumming.com to get more information.

About Robert K.

Professor, Berklee College of Music
Jazz drummer, educator

Author of The Art of Drumming and Deeper into the Art of Drumming, published by Advance Music, endorsed by Elvin Jones, Jack DeJohnette, Tootie Heath and Roy Haynes.

Performances with:
Bill Frisell, Kert Rosenwinkel, Mike Stern, Mick Goodrick,
John Abacrombie, Jerry Bergonzi, Frank Wess, Dave Liebman,
Sal Nistico, Junior Cook, Rickie Ford, George Garzone,
Steve Grossman, Joe Lovano, John Handy, Tom Herrell,
Chuck Mangione, Hal Crook, Mose Allison, Wilber Ware,
Charles Fambro, Herbie Lewis, Miroslav Vitous, Harvie Swartz,
George Cables, Kenny Kirkland, Jackie Byard, JoAnne Brackeen,
Art Lande, Larry Goldings, Andy Lavern, and James Williams.

Clinics: Continuing Summer Jazz Improv Workshop with Jerry Bergonzi, Allan Chase, Jeff Galindo, and Bruce Gertz at the Acton Jazz Café and Lexington High School.

Recordings:
Bob Kaufman 5tet “Worlds Together” featuring Bob Kaufman Drums Jerry Bergonzi Tenor Bill Pierce Tenor Sizal Machado Bass Lupa Santiago Guitar
Paula West — “Temptation” (arrangements and performance).
Kaufman, Gertz, Bergonzi — “The Line Between” and “Dreaming Out Loud,” Whaling City Sound.
Dino Govoni — “In The Library,” Whaling City Sound.
“Threedom” — Dave Tidball, Robert Kaufman, and Bill Douglass.
“Jazz Korea” — Cho Yoon Seung, Jerry Bergonzi,
Robert Kaufman Dave Zino and Chiara Civello.

Studies: Fred Buda, Alan Dawson, Pete Magadini, and the great Charlie Smith (drummer with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie).

Publications:
Books:
The Art of Drumming and Deeper into the Art of Drumming
The Art of Drumming includes exercises written specifically to expand the musician’s sense of phrasing over the barline and to develop self-confidence in a deeper sense of time, while enhancing a sense of melodic and polyrhythmic phrasing.
The exercises are designed to expand the musician’s self-understanding and to introduce a system for developing a more efficient use of energy while aiding in the removal of all unnecessary tension.
In addition, the book includes transcriptions of six solos of some of the most influential drummers in the history of jazz drumming.

“This is certainly the most comprehensive book on drumming I have ever seen. If I were younger and studying, this book would be like a Bible to me.”
—Elvin Jones

“The Art of Drumming is a fine teaching tool that gives the drummer practical, technical, e

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