taylor kennedy
it's not how many notes, but how you play them

As you can see, I like a heavy sense of groove and drummers who really play for the music,
but also have a creative signature that lets you know that's a unique voice, leaving no doubt in your mind that it's a certain artist.

The artists below just start to touch the surface of the people and styles I listen to. I soak in ideas from as many styles as possible.


  • Tony Williams
  • Stewart Copeland (Police)
  • David Garibaldi (Tower of Power)
  • Vinnie Colaiuta
  • Zigaboo Modaliste (Meters)
  • ?uestlove (Roots)
  • Carlton Barret (Bob Marley)
  • Steve Gadd
  • Paulo Braga
  • Bernard Purdie
  • Drummers of James Brown

  • Miles Davis
  • Steel Pulse
  • James Brown
  • Christian McBride
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Neville Brothers
  • Dub Congress
  • Steely Dan
  • Dr. John

Taylor and Dr. John

  • Al Green
  • Ben Harper
  • The Meters
  • Israel Vibration
  • Herbie Hancock
  • John Scofield
  • Sting
  • Blackalicious
  • Pink Floyd
  • The Police
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Gregory Isaacs
  • Incubus
  • The Grouch
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Tool
  • John Coltrane

    Taylor and Vinnie Colaiuta