Shelly Manne
Born: 1920

Shelly Manne – drums (1920 – 1984)

As a jazz drummer, studio musician, bandleader and businessman, Shelly Manne was one of the most
prolific instrumentalists of modern times. “I’ve really had the best of both worlds,” he said in 1983. “I’ve
kept busy playing jazz, and between engagements I’ve had the studios to fall back on.”

The New York City-born musician was the son of Max Manne, a percussionist who pioneered the
synchronization of sound with motion pictures and… Continue

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