Who is the best jazz drummer of 2016?

Which drummer got your jazz juices flowing
Which drummer got your jazz juices flowing?

Jazz drumming has morphed and evolved considerably over the years, reaching a point where the classic styling of jazz greats like Elvin Jones and Max Roach collide with the absolute cutting edge of improvisation and eclectic influences including hip-hop and electronic music.

The drummers on this list cover the full gamut of jazz, are all actively leading the way on the global jazz drumming scene - in many cases leading their own jazz groups amongst other projects too - and inspiring the next generation of players. Time to crown this year's king of jazz.

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