Update Jack Sperling Follow

Jack Sperling

No photos available

Upload them now.

Primary Instrument: Drums

Born: August 17, 1922 | Died: February 26, 2004

The definitive American Big Band and studio drummer. He was a recording artist, versatile jazz combo and dynamic Dixieland musician. In 1941 he played with trumpeter Bunny Berigan

Bunny Berigan
Bunny Berigan
1908 - 1942
. Following the end of World War II Jack, along with a young pianist Henry Mancini, joined Tex Beneke
Tex Beneke
Tex Beneke
1914 - 2000
when he took the popular Glenn Miller big band on the road (1946-1949), following Miller's death....
read more

December 28, 2008

Jack Sperling with Peggy Lee

The best drummer? Jack Sperling. He did maybe 40 albums with me, in California and New York. Just a fantastic drummer. He's kinda semi-retired. Jack was almost ten years older than me - I'm going on 72, Jack would be 82 now. He did a lot of stuff with a lot of big bands around the country - Les Brown for years. He did a lot of studio work. His stuff with me is just phenomenal.
Pete Fountain in an interview with Bunny Matthews

PETE FOUNTAIN DAY October 29, 1959. New Orleans paid him homage, with a concert at the Municipal Auditorium capping festivities. Drummer Jack Sperling, his two bass drums, various smaller drums and cymbals, and ex-Stan Ken-ton bassist, Don Bagley, were flown in from Holly- wood for the occasion...

read more


Featured recording “Pete Fountain Presents Jack Sperling And His Fascinatin' Rhythm”

Pete Fountain Presents Jack Sperling And His Fascinatin' Rhythm

Coral Records
  • BUY

    Pete Fountain Presents Jack Sperling And His Fascinatin' Rhythm

    Strand Records
View Discography Page

This information is provided by the musician profile administrator or discogs.com.

Rank: 1,118
Views: 12,306
Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW

Enter it twice.
To the weekly jazz events calendar

Enter the numbers in the graphic
Enter the code in this picture

Reset password.

Log in

One moment, you will be redirected shortly.
Email Local Jazz Events!

Email Local Jazz Events

or search site with Google

Help improve the Jack Sperling profile

All About Jazz musician profiles are maintained by musicians, publicists and trusted members like you. Interested? Tell us why you would like to improve the Jack Sperling musician profile.

Please Sign Up or Log In to send your inquiry.