High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Steve White (born 31 May 1965, Bermondsey, London) is an English drummer who has worked extensively with Paul Weller, The Style Council and other British musicians.White was given a small drum as a child by his uncle and upon joining his local Boys Brigade he began to learn his craft. As with White's band mate Paul Weller, he was given full support from his parents who went out of their way to help their son develop. White spent his youth learning from Buddy Rich and Louis Bellson, along with lessons from his drumming teacher Bob Armstrong. White complemented his work gigging with local bands with part time work, spending any spare cash on updating his collection of jazz records.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Nick Menza (born 23 July 1968 in Munich, Germany) is a drummer best known for his work in Megadeth. As the son of jazz musician Don Menza (who is famous for playing the saxophone in "The Pink Panther Theme"), Nick began playing drums at the age of two, at which age he performed at his first public concert when during the intermission someone sat him down on Jack DeJohnette's drums and he proceeded to play. His influences stem from being nurtured around the tutelage of such notables as Buddy Rich, Steve Gadd, Nick Ceroli, Jeff Porcaro and Louie Bellson.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Eugene "Snooky" Young is an American jazz trumpeter. He is known for his mastery of the plunger mute, with which he is able to create a wide range of sounds. Young was lead trumpeter of the Jimmie Lunceford band from 1939 to 1942. He played with Count Basie and Lionel Hampton, among others, and was an original member of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band.His longest engagement was with NBC, where, as a studio trumpeter, he joined the Tonight Show Band in 1967 and stayed with them until 1992, when the band was replaced by a new, smaller group. He continued to perform in Los Angeles, appearing on the classic 1976 Coconut Grove recording Bobby Bland and B.B. King Together Again...Live and again on King's 2008 album One Kind Favor. His 1978 album with altoist Marshall Royal, Snooky and Marshall's Album, featured pianist Ross Tompkins, rhythm guitarist Freddie Green, bassist Ray Brown and drummer Louie Bellson.