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Over a career that has spanned more than two decades Oakland, California native
Darrell Green has become a master drummer and prolific sideman, sharing stages with
leading jazz artists; from Blue Note vibraphonist Stefon Harris to saxophonist Red
Holloway. Though jazz is his primary focus, Green is conversant in every genre from
straight-ahead jazz to Latin and West African music.
He developed a style rooted in modern post-bop, but retains elements of his gospel and
classical lineage. As a soloist, Green is known for his effortless, masterful technique and
captivating rhythms that bring the music to life, taking audiences on a spiritual journey.
In 1997 Green landed a scholarship to attend California Institute of the Arts, where he
began a comprehensive study of Jazz and West African performance. After returning to
the Bay Area to work with the dynamic Miss Faye Carol, he moved to New York and
began working with trumpeter David Weiss, saxophonists Antoine Roney, Sherman Irby,
and the Myron Waldon/Darren Barrett Quartet. Shortly thereafter he became a sought-
after musician for both session work and live performances.
Green currently works with his trio and quartet which has performed all over the world.
He currently tours with Cassandra Wilson, Pharoah Sanders, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Antoine
Roney, Charles Toliver, Sherman Irby, Steve Turre, Wallace Roney, Faye Carol, Amina
Figarova, The Black Arts Collective, and Jeremy Pelt. He is one of the most in-demand
drummers in New York, Europe, and Japan.
For more information, visit www.darrellgreen.net