There are so many influential jazz drummers and a comprehensive list depends very much on the preferences of the writer. Here are just a few jazz drummers from across a number of jazz styles that have left their trademark styles.
Buddy Rich is probably one of the most influential jazz drummers and very jazz few players could underestimate his influence from the 1930’s until his death in 1987. Buddy Rich was famous for his power, speed and honing his natural abilities from a young age. He practiced very little outside of playing with bands. He also didn’t read music and