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Kaufman, Robert (Charles)

Kaufman, Robert (Charles), drummer, educator; b. 26 September 1946. His mother, Elizabeth D'aniello, and father, Edwin Kaufman (b. 8/4/1913), were both born in New Haven CT. His mother is deceased. Robert is married to Cecile Kaufman and their son Owen Tyrone Kaufman was born March 2nd 1999. Owen plays drums, piano and has a great ear. His favorite piano player is McCoy Tyner and favorite album is McCoy Plays Ellington.
Robert's teachers include Jimmy Staveris, Charlie Smith, Fred Buda, and Alan Dawson.

He's performed with Bill Frisell, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Mike Stern, Mick Goodrick, John Abercrombie, Jerry Bergonzi, Frank Wess, Dave Liebman, Sal Nistico, Junior Cook, Rickie Ford, George Garzone, Steve Grossman, Joe Lovano, John Handy, Tom Herrell, Chuck Mangione, Hal Crook,  Mose Allison, Wilber Ware, Charles Fambro, Herbie Lewis, Miroslav Vitous, Harvie Swartz, George Cables, Kenny Kirkland, Jackie Byard,  JoAnne Brackeen, Art Lande, Larry Goldings, Andy Lavern, and James Williams.

He's had clinics at the Continuing Summer Jazz Improv Workshop with Jerry Bergonzi, Allan Chase, Jeff Galindo, and Bruce Gertz at the Acton Jazz Cafe and Lexington High School.

Recordings:
Kaufman, Gertz, Bergonzi: The Line Between, Dreaming Out Loud; Robert Kaufman Dave Zino and Chiara Civello; Threedom (with Dave Tidball and Bill Douglass)
As sideperson:
Paula West: Temptation; Dino Govoni: In The Library; Cho Yoon Seung and Jerry Bergonzi: Jazz Korea

Bibliography:
Works by Kaufman
Books:
The Art of Drumming and Deeper into the Art of Drumming
Magazine articles:
Numerous articles published in Drum Magazine, Jazz Times, and Modern Drummer.

Contact information:
Robert Kaufman
Associate Professor, Berklee College of Music
Jazz drummer, educator
E-mail: drumkaufman@attbi.com
Berklee College of Music: rkaufman@berklee.edu
Web site: www.theartofdrumming.com
Robert Kaufman
83 High St.
Milford, MA 01757
Phone 508-478-8954

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