Copeland, Keith (Lamont)

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Copeland, Keith (Lamont)

Copeland, Keith (Lamont) , jazz drummer, son of Ray Copeland; b. N.Y., April 18, 1946. A protégé of Alan Dawson, Copeland has developed his own drum method and taught at Berklee himself from 1975–78. He played with Johnny Griffin, The Heath Brothers (1978–79), Sam Jones (recording 1979), Charlie Rouse, and Kenny Barren. He toured with Billy Taylor for most of the 1980s. In 1993 he accepted a full-time performing and teaching position in Cologne, Germany. He is a hard swinging player and truly inspired teacher.


On Target (1993); Round Trip (1996); The Irish Connection (1996); Postcard from Vancouver (1998).

—Lewis Porter