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Primary Instrument: Drums

Born: June 9, 1961

Karl Latham Biography

“Karl Latham is an inventive powerhouse whose influences are many but whose ideas are his own.” Jeff Tamarkin Allmusic.com

Karl Latham is a NY-based internationally recognized drummer. He is known for his exceptional ability to dig into a variety of musical styles, playing straight-ahead jazz, avant-garde, funk, rock, Latin, and more.

As a freelance performer, Karl has performed with wide spectrum of notable artists such as Bernie Worrell; The Fantasy Band (Dave Valentine; Dave Samuels; Chuck Loeb); Ali Ryerson Quintet; Claudio Roditi; Clark Terry; the John Lee Quartet; Andy Snitzer; The Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Stars; Slide Hampton; Edgar Winter; Johnny Winter; Yotam Silberstein; Charlie Elgart, Michal Urbaniak; The Real Deal Big Band and for the Broadway hit musical “Bring it On”. ...
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”Karl Latham is an inventive powerhouse whose influences are many but whose ideas are his own.” Jeff Tamarkin Allmusic.com

“Latham is an unshakable catalyst.” Owen Cordie JazzTimes

“Karl Latham is the only one I never caught live, but now I know that I need to do it urgently. Listening to him on “Unit 1” gave me the same goosebumps I felt when I first heard Chris Dave with Bob Hurst a couple of years ago, and Steve Gadd with Joe Farrell four decades ago.” Arnaldo DeSouteiro JazzStation

Paul Sakion JazzImprov NY Magazine “Karl Latham is well known for his interest in and talent for many styles of music...

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Primary InstrumentDrums

LocationWarwick, NY

Willing to teachIntermediate to advanced students

Credentials/BackgroundAdjunct Instructor Passaic County Community College 2001-present County College of Morris 2004-present Private Instructor 1984-present Workshops and clinics U.S and Europe Artist/Clinician Yamaha Drums/Paiste Cymbals/Vic Firth Drumsticks/Evans Drum Heads

Music

Featured recording “Resonance”

Resonance

Self Produced
2007
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    Karl Latham/Ryan Carniaux/Mark Egan "Constellations"

    Between the Lines
    2014
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    Wolfgang Lackerschmid Connection "Magic Brewery"

    hipjazz music
    2013
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    Mark Egan/Karl Latham/John Hart "Unit1"

    Wavetone Records
    2013
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    Johannes Mossinger "December Suite"

    Waterpipe Records
    2013
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    The Real Deal Big Band

    Second Step Music
    2012
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    Johannes Mossinger Quarter "Live"

    Waterpipe Records
    2012
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    Johannes Mossinger "Rules/No Rules"

    Waterpipe Records
    2012
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