Lenny White

Lenny White is one of the founding fathers of Jazz-Rock- Fusion drumming. A versatile musician, in addition to being a drumming legend he is also an author, excellent composer (he is finishing composing an entire opera) and artistic producer.

He gained worldwide fame and success with large audiences through Return to Forever the historic band that saw him in the mid-1970s with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Al Di Meola, but already a teenager, a left-handed, self-taught drummer, he was hired by jazz personalities who would mark his professional and artistic growth in a decisive way.

In 1967 Jackie McLean hired him as a kid to play in his band, and within a couple of years Lenny participated in the album that would mark a momentous turning point in jazz history “Bitches Brew” with Miles Davis and Freddie Hubbard’s “Red Clay” both recorded in 1970.

His versatility led him to play in countless situations and attracted the attention of many musicians around the world. In his long career he has collaborated with Ron Carter, Joe Henderson, Woody Shaw, Gato Barbieri, Gil Evans, Stan Getz, Jaco Pastorius, Carlos Santana,Wallace Roney, Wayne Shorter, fellow RTF co-founders Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Al Di Meola, Buster Williams, LL cool J,Daddy Kane, to name a few. A leader of several projects, he records countless records under his own name.

Always looking for new stimuli and challenges in 1982, he is the creator of the straight-ahead Jazz album “Griffith Park”(with Corea, Clarke, Henderson, Hubbard) and creator of the project that enshrines Chaka Khan in Jazz and is worth the Grammy nomination “Echoes of an era.”

Lenny White the masterclass

h 17:00 – 19:00
Saint Louis

via Baccina, 47

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