Born in Westerly, Rhode Island in 1951, Chuck Riggs began playing the drums at the age of ten and played with many rhythm and blues bands before beginning his jazz career. In 1972 Chuck joined the Hamilton-Bates Blue Flames Band, which later became the Scott Hamilton Quartet. In 1976 Chuck moved to New York City at the request of the legendary jazz trumpeter Roy Eldridge. Chuck is a highly regarded jazz drummer with a deep understanding of the traditions of the idiom.
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