Jimmy Cobb

Jimmy Cobb (born January 20, 1929 in Washington D.C.) is an American jazz drummer. He has worked extensively with a wide range of artists, including Dinah Washington, Pearl Bailey, Clark Terry, Cannonball Adderley, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Wynton Kelly, Stan Getz, Wes Montgomery, Gil Evans, Miles Davis, Paul Chambers, Kenny Burrell, J. J. Johnson, Sonny Stitt, Nat Adderley, Hank Jones, Ron Carter, George Coleman, Fathead Newman, Geri Allen, Earl Bostic, Leo Parker, Charlie Rouse, Ernie Royal, Philly Joe Jones, Walter Booker, Jerome Richardson, Keter Betts, Jimmy Cleveland, Sam Jones, Red Garland, Joe Henderson, Eddie Gomez, Cannonball Adderley, Nat Adderley, Bill Evans, Stefan Karlsson, Jeremy Steig, Richard Wyands, Peter Bernstein, Richie Cole, Nancy Wilson, Dinah Washington, Ricky Ford, David Amram, and many more.
His most famous work is on Miles Davis' Kind of Blue (1959), considered by many to be the quintessential jazz record. Cobb is the last surviving player from the session. He also played on other famous Davis albums, including Sketches of Spain, Someday My Prince Will Come, Live at Carnegie Hall, Live at the Blackhawk, and briefly on Porgy and Bess and Sorcerer.
2008 Awards In June 2008, Jimmy was the recipient of the Don Redman Heritage award. On October 17 2008, Jimmy was one of 6 to be presented with the 2009 National Endowment for the Arts, NEA Jazz Masters, award.

Jimmy currently leads the Jimmy Cobb "So What" Band, celebrating 50 years of Kind of Blue and the music of Miles Davis. As a result of his rhythmic timing, his unsurpassed experience, and unique style, Cobb is one of the most sought-after jazz musicians today.

List of Festivals Jimmy has performed at in the past:
Newport Jazz festival
Stanford Jazz festival
Playboy jazz festival
JVC Jazz festival
Montreux Jazz festival
New Orleans Jazz, festival
Child of the Sun Jazz Festival
Teluride Jazz festival
Saratoga Jazz festival
Montreal Jazz festival
Guiness Jazz festival
Edinbourgh Jazz festival
Vancouver Jazz festival
Singapore Jazz festival
Cape May Jazz festival
Red Rock Jazz festival
Oakland Jazz festival
Nova Sad Old Gold Jazz Festival

Legendary jazz drummer, Jimmy Cobb, was born in Washington, D.C. on January 20, 1929. A superb, mostly self-taught musician, Jimmy is the elder statesman of all the incredible Miles Davis bands. Jimmy's inspirational work with Miles, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderly and Co. spanned 1957 until 1963, and included the masterpiece "Kind of Blue", the most popular jazz recording in history. He also played on "Sketches of Spain", Someday My Prince will Come", "Live at Carnegie Hall, "Live at the Blackhawk", "Porgy and Bess", and many, many other watershed Miles Davis recordings. Jimmy remains active, not only in New York City, where he leads Jimmy Cobb's Mob but on the international circuit including Japan, China, Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy, & South Africa. Join THE JIMMY COBB FAN CLUB and keep up to date with special deals on recordings, tours, and information.



2008 - 2020