Cindy Blackman—Best recognized as the drummer for Lenny Kravitz, Blackman has played for nearly every modern jazz artist around. She has proven time and again that women can more than hold their own in the jazz world, playing with a subtle, sinewy style t
Charlie Watts—Aging with grace and finesse. The most stolid member of the Rolling Stones, Watts has consistently provided a concrete backbone for the Stones, all the while avoiding the paternity suits, heaps of drugs and bad hair inherent in the band.
The very definition of “hip,” Roy Haynes worked with Lester Young and Charlie Parker in the Billie Holliday and Sarah Vaughan in the Stan Getz, John Coltrane. Gary Burton in the Chick Corea in the and Pat Metheny in the