Ran into drummer Neal Smith (left) in the atrium at Jazz at Lincoln Center on September 28 where young drummer Evan Sherman was playing a pre-concert gig with the Emmet Cohen trio. Sherman, according to Smith (who should know!) is a drummer to watch out for.
Smith’s right… heard Evan Sherman recently at the Kitano – young cat knows how to swing!
I ‘M RETIRED GUITARIST LIVING IN FLORIDA ,BUT WHILE ON A TRIP UP TO NEW YOURK LAST SUMMER HAPPEN TO STUMPLE UPON THIS YOUNG KID PLAYING DRUMS LIKE A 40 YR OLD MAN. IT TURNS OUT HE IS THE SON OF A FRIEND OF MINE .IF I DIDN.T GO UP TO TO THANK HIM FOR HIS MUSIC AND START CHATTING IT NEVER WOULD HAVE CLICKED. THIS KID ,EVAN HAS A ROCKET STRAPPED TO HIS BACK AND THE FUSE HAS BEEN LIFT AND BLASTOFF HAS BEGUN.REMEMBER HIS NAME AND GRAB HIM NOW. ROCKY G.