RICK LATHAM

RICK LATHAM

Rick Latham is among the rare breed of drummers that easily fits and moves within many musical styles and performing situations. Considered by many as a Guru of Contemporary Linear Drumming, Rick literally “wrote the book” when he penned his classic Advanced Funk Studies which Modern Drummer Magazine names among “The Top 25 Drum Books Ever Published”. This book, along with his Contemporary Drumset Techniques has shaped modern drumming, as we now know it. Rick earned his Bachelor Degree from East Carolina University, where he studied with Harold Jones.

He was then granted a Full Scholarship – Teaching Assistantship to The University of North Texas, while perusing his Masters in Percussion. Originally from Columbia, South Carolina, The Southern born “Stickman” has spent the past three decades as a member of the vibrant Los Angeles Music Scene, performing, touring and recorded with artists from all genres, such as QUINCY JONES, THE EDGAR WINTER BAND, JUICE NEWTON, CHUCK RAINEY, B.B. KING, DAVID FRIEDMAN, RICK DERRINGER, NEAL SCHON and PAT TRAVERS. His versatility has also been highlighted in television themes, jingles and motion picture soundtracks including FAST FORWARD, GONE IN 60 SECONDS, DAREDEVIL and SPIDERMAN.

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