T. Howard Curtis III

T. Howard Curtis III, born in Williamburg, VA, but now living and working in Graz, Austria has been enjoying a multifaceted career as jazz drummer, percussionist and educator for over 30 years.

He has performed in jazz and other music festivals all over the world, including Paris, Germany, Great Britain, Slovenia, Slovakia, Turkey, Croatia, Switzerland and Russia. He has performed with Dave Liebman, Gary Thomas, Julius Hemphill, George Coleman, Bob Mintzer, David "Fathead" Newman, Joe Locke, Barry Harris, Marc Johnson, John Abercrombie, Jimmy Heath, Odean Pope, Lionel Hampton and others

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”Howard Curtis, one of the best drummers in New York, not living in New York”

“The Drum Ninja” ”Your music is an outstanding gift”

“A most devine drummer” ”You are there, vivid, up front, leading the charge”

“Hearing him play let's you know the spirit of Elvin Jones is still here” ”One of the greatest drummers in the business”

Primary Instrument




Willing to teach

Advanced students only.


University Professor

Clinic/Workshop Information

Drum and percussion workshops, Technique Musical Styles History Listening


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