About the Author
Jim Payne is a drummer, author and producer with an extensive resumé in all three areas. As a drummer he has played with Maceo Parker, The J.B. Horns, The Blues Magoos, Dave Liebman, The Radio City Orchestra, Mike Brecker, Slickaphonics and his own band, New York Funk. He studied drums with Sonny Igoe, Henry Adler, Jim Strassburg, Philly Joe Jones and Bernard Purdie. He has a BA from Yale University, an MBA from Columbia University and has attended The Manhattan School of Music. He has taught drums for many years, authored Give The Drummers Some!, Funk Drumming and The Complete Book of Funk Drumming and produced the video How To Play Drums From Day One . He has also written articles for Downbeat and Modern Drummer Magazine and produced records for Medeski, Martin and Wood, The J.B. Horns, Fred Wesley, Mike Clark and Paul Jackson and, his own band, Jim Payne’s New York Funk.