James Gadson


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Musician, Drummer

James Gadson is among the most recorded drummers in history!  His career began as a member of the Charles Wright band in the late 1960s and soon expanded to studio work.  James can be heard on thousands of hit recordings with artists ranging from Paul McCartney to Rose Royce.  His Hal Leonard DVD entitled “Funk R&B Drumming” offered his work for younger drummers to study, a fact for which James is very proud.  He has always felt that giving back is a big part of being a musician.