Charles Rumback

Instrument: Drums | Location: Chicago

Born: March 25, 1980

Drummer, composer, bandleader, and all around creative musician, Charles Rumback performs in many varied and disparate musical settings from deep inside the jazz tradition to the periphery of its outer rings on his third album Threes. Rumback always maintains his characteristic sound and personal language, from the blurry fringes of rock to backing the most plaintive singer-songwriters, with a musical voice that is instantly recognizable. In 2016, Rumback created an album that made good on its title’s promise of new beginnings with his acclaimed quintet album, In The New Year. The album was well received, earning him a spot on “best of” year-end polls and on the stage of the Von Freeman Pavilion at the 38th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival flanked by trumpet luminary Ron Miles and saxophone greats Tony Malaby and Greg Ward

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”Rumback may not enjoy the brand recognition of some of his peers, but he's steadily proving to be a creative force worth following.” - John Frederick Moore (JAZZIZ)

“Quietly staggering” - Peter Margasak (Chicago Reader)

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