Drummer Nation Show #43 Guest Neal Smith “Creative & Spontaneous”

Neal Smith has been playing drums since the age of five. He was the first African-American to earn a degree in Jazz Studies from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Neal performs regularly with internationally recognized jazz artists such as Tom Harrell, Benny Green, and Cyrus Chestnut, to name just a few. He leads his own jazz group and founded the NAS label in 2004 which focuses exclusively on the production of jazz recordings. He is a dedicated educator and is a Professor at Berklee College of Music. I caught up with him at his NYC home for this interview.   http://nsjazz.com

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