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Old 04-09-2021, 04:11 AM
Dan Boucher Dan Boucher is offline
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Default This is the Post a Picture of Your Drum Instructor Thread

I was cruising the web the other day trying to locate the name of a jazz drummer from Newburyport, MA. I just cannot bring his name to mind, but I had recalled he played a set of Leedy drums. Seeing him at a small quartet performance at the Firehouse one summer in the late 90's, I took note of his drums because I could not figure out what they were. They looked a bit like Ludwigs, but the lugs were different. Eventually I discovered they were Leedy's.

Anyway, I didn't manage to find anything about him, but up pops a picture of my drum instructor. An article in the local newspaper in Haverhill, MA featured him still teaching at 88 years old back in 2018. The article included the attached photo showing him about the time he was giving me lessons - mid 60's. He used to come to the house at one juncture when the first shop he taught at closed and before he got on board with the other shop in the city. He and my dad played a few gigs together back in that era (dad played steel guitar).

In the background of the '67 photo showing him on his Slingerland Modern Jazz outfit (new then and now vintage), is a play bill from his days in the 50's heading up a small band that played the Newburyport area.
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