Legendary jazz drummer Roy Haynes is appearing on The Late Show with David Letterman this evening, June 8, 2011 as part of drum solo week on the show, according to JazzCorner.
Haynes, who grew up in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood, is considered one of the world's best jazz drummers. In February he was given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 51st annual Grammy Awards.
Boston Herald jazz writer Bob Young noted, "Roxbury-born Roy Haynes has kept some pretty good company in his nearly seven decades in the music business. Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Pat Metheny have all shared the stage with the man known as the father of modern jazz drumming."
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