Friday, March 16, 2012
Jeff Ballard the Big Band Drummer!
Although Jeff Ballard is usually heard playing in small groups (and very good at it!) he is certainly no stranger to playing with larger ensembles as well. Ballard has long been an integral member of Guillermo Klein's band Los Gauchos and he also played with the Ray Charles Orchestra many years ago. It just goes to show how a great musician can really shine in a variety of contexts, large or small.
Here's some recent footage of Ballard with the Kluver Orchestra: