Ed Shaughnessy

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Ed Shaughnessey was best known as the drummer in Doc Severinsen’s band on the “Tonight Show” starring Johnny Carson. Ed started his career in New York night clubs and in pit orchestras learning the ropes from the likes of Specs Powell and Papa Jo Jones. Teaching what he was taught and what he had learned was very important to Ed as he sought to provide opportunities for a new generation of drummers. He authored his own method books and was a sought after clinician around the world. As clinician, Ed always stayed until each question was asked and each photograph signed.  

Interview Date:
November 11, 2004
Date of Birth:
January 29, 1929
Deceased Date:
May 24, 2013
Job Title:
Musician