Ray Drummond

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Drummond at the 2013 Detroit Jazz Festival Ray Drummond 2013.jpg
Drummond at the 2013 Detroit Jazz Festival

Ray Drummond (born November 23, 1946 in Brookline, Massachusetts) is a jazz bassist and teacher. He also has an MBA from Stanford University, hence his linkage to the Stanford Jazz Workshop. He can be heard on hundreds of albums and co-leads The Drummonds with Renee Rosnes and (not related) Billy Drummond. [1]


Drummond has been a resident of Teaneck, New Jersey, since 1980 with his wife, Susan, and his daughter, Maya. [2]

He is the elder brother of David Drummond, senior vice president, corporate development and chief legal officer of Google Inc.

Ray Drummond at Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society, Half Moon Bay, California, July 8, 2017 Ray Drummond.jpg
Ray Drummond at Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society, Half Moon Bay, California, July 8, 2017


As leader [3]

As sideman

With Chris Anderson

With Toshiko Akiyoshi

With Bill Barron

With Kenny Barron

With Thomas Chapin

With Arnett Cobb

With George Coleman

With Ted Curson

With Billy Drummond

With Teddy Edwards

With Art Farmer

With the Art Farmer/Benny Golson Jazztet

With Ricky Ford

With Curtis Fuller

With Benny Golson

With Johnny Griffin

With Slide Hampton

With Craig Handy

With Tom Harrell

With John Hicks

With Buck Hill

With Freddie Hubbard

With Bobby Hutcherson

With the Jazztet

With Randy Johnston

With Etta Jones

With Lee Konitz

With Peter Leitch

With Ronnie Mathews

With Charles McPherson

With Frank Morgan

With Idris Muhammad

With David Murray

With Houston Person

With Pharoah Sanders

With Woody Shaw

With Horace Silver

With James Spaulding

With Horace Tapscott

With Bob Thiele Collective

With Jack Walrath

With Michael White

With John Zorn

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  1. All Music
  2. Adler, David R. "Ray Drummond", Jazz Times , April 2004. Accessed September 21, 2011. "As for Drummond's nonvirtual lair, it's in Teaneck, N.J.-a modest house he's inhabited for 23 years with his wife, Susan, and his daughter, Maya, now 24. (That is Maya, age nine or so, on the cover of Drummond's Maya's Dance album.)"
  3. Jazzdisco: Ray Drummond catalog - album index, accessed May 11, 2018