Drummers Weekly Podcast: Interviews with Jack Bell

Episode 59 Podcast Interview Part 1 : Jack Bell Today, Drummer’s Weekly Groovecast welcomes master percussionist Jack Bell. He was the principal percussionist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for 32 years and an associate professor and coordinator of the percussion division at Georgia State University. In this episode, Jack discusses his early fascination with drums, and his studies with legendary teacher Harold Firestone. He details… Continue reading

Jack Bell : Podcasts

Letter from a violinist in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra regarding Porgy and Bess: Happy Birthday Jack- you played the Xylophone part like nobody so far has played it in the Atlanta Symphony. I will never forget this virtuoso and precise playing. Gershwin decided to add the xylophone to double the first violin section that always has been a challenge from the first performance of this great… Continue reading

Jack Bell Conducts

Tom Gauger's Gainsborough Mvt III performed by Flowery Branch Advanced Percussion Ensemble. Posted by Jack Bell on Friday, May 6, 2016 Shepherd's Song was a challenge for players with limited mallet experience but became a favorite for its peaceful melody Posted by Jack Bell on Friday, May 6, 2016 Undisclosed performed by the Flowery Branch Intermediate Percussion Ensemble. Posted by Jack Bell on Friday, May… Continue reading