Bruce Klauber is the biographer of Gene Krupa, "Jazz Legends" DVD Series Producer for Alfred Publishing and Hudson Music, Jazz Bridge Press Officer, Founder of JazzLegends.com, and a working jazz drummer since childhood.
My Jazz Story
I love jazz because people of every age and nationality come together to express themselves.
I was first exposed to jazz at the age of eight.
I met -- and worked with -- most all of them.
The best show I ever attended was Philadelphia Jazz Festival, 1960.
The first jazz record I bought was Benny Goodman Carnegie Hall Concert.
My advice to new listeners: Listen to everyone, from Pops to Trane and beyond.