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Jimmy Wormworth

James E. “Jimmy” Wormworth III, born August 14, 1937 in Utica, New York, is a seasoned, veteran jazz drummer who trumpeter John Marshall (WDR Big Band) calls “a living part of jazz history.” At age 20 he toured Europe with his own quartet, then went to New York City on the invitation of arranger Torrie Zito and soon began touring the United States with Nellie Lutcher.

Along with Mal Waldron and Peck Morrison in the house rhythm section of the legendary Five Spot café in 1959, he worked with Art Farmer, Kenny Dorham, John Coltrane, Booker Little, Pepper Adams, Bobby Jaspar and many more

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December 20, 2015

Jimmy Wormworth's Camera

”Jimmy Wormworth evinces a quality that is in short supply among contemporary drummers, and that is restraint.” Jack Bowers's review of Float Like a Butterfly on allaboutjazz.com

“...drummer Jimmy Wormworth sizzles with an aggressiveness that brings to mind the late Art Taylor.” John Vincent Barron's review of Land of Dreams

“Jimmy Wormworth is a powerful drummer, whose boundless energy is not easily contained in any room, and who exemplifies the same kind of ageless musicality as [Charles] Davis.” Luke Kaven's liner notes for Land of Dreams

Primary Instrument

Drums

Location

Rego Park, NY

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced students

Credentials/Background

Taught jazz drum workshops, lessons and master classes at Drumtrainer Berlin, Berlin public music schools, Konservatorium Wien (Vienna Conservatory), Begues Jazz Camp in Spain.

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Albums

Waltz for Worms
Waltz for Worms
Organic Music
2010
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Better Late Than...
Smalls Records
2007
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Land of Dreams...
Smalls Records
2007
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Frisky (John Marshall...
Organic Music
2005
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Let Me Sing (Annie...
CAP
2005
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Tardo’s Tempo...
Sharp Nine Records
2004
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