Gene Krupa



Gene Krupa

Rating
Active
1927 to 1973
Born
January 15, 1909 in Chicago
Died
October 16, 1973
Location
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres
Rock
Biography
Gene Krupa (January 15, 1909 - October 16, 1973) was a famous and influential American jazz and big band drummer, known for his highly energetic and flamboyant style. Many consider Krupa to be one of the most influential drummers of the 20th century, particularly regarding the development of the drum kit. Many jazz historians believe he made history in 1927 as the first kit drummer ever to record using a bass drum pedal. His drum method was published in 1938 and immediately became the standard text. He is also credited with inventing the rim shot on the snare drum.

Top Songs by Gene Krupa


The Man I Love - 1996 Remastered

by Benny Goodman Quartet &

Moonglow - Take 1

by Benny Goodman Quartet &

Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


In Person

In Person

Gene Krupa March 21, 2014

15 Tracks

The Capitol Vaults Jazz Series

The Capitol Vaults Jazz Series

Gene Krupa March 9, 2012

50 Tracks

Six Pack - Gene Krupa - EP

Six Pack - Gene Krupa - EP

Gene Krupa March 1, 2011

6 Tracks

Gene Krupa Plays Gerry Mulligan Arrangements

Gene Krupa Plays Gerry Mulligan Arrangements

Gene Krupa April 26, 2005

12 Tracks

That Drummer's Band

That Drummer's Band

Gene Krupa April 26, 2005

20 Tracks

BD Music Presents Gene Krupa

BD Music Presents Gene Krupa

Gene Krupa June 25, 2004

37 Tracks

Krupa, Gene: Wire Brush Stomp (1935-1940)

Krupa, Gene: Wire Brush Stomp (1935-1940)

Gene Krupa June 25, 2003

20 Tracks

Gene Krupa Live at the New School

Gene Krupa Live at the New School

Gene Krupa September 1, 1999

9 Tracks

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