Jeff Sipe 

August 28, 2016: In this episode I get to talk with one of my all-time favorite drummers, Jeff Sipe.  I've been a fan of Jeff's since 1994, when I first heard him with Col. Bruce Hampton and The Aquarium Rescue Unit.  Since then I've been able to see his trio live, have seen him perform with Jeff Coffin's Mu'tet on numerous occasions and have even been able to perform with Jeff Sipe for the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration featuring Warren Haynes.

In this episode Jeff talks about his early drum lessons in Germany, playing on a cutting board during his first lesson, why there is no background music in his world, how a jazz competition award in high school changed his perspective, and why he considers teaching a sacred thing.

Jeff Links
http://jeffsipemusic.com/








 

[Picture: Jeff Sipe, Bill Cain, Sean J. Kennedy and Chris Colanari, Central Park SummerStage, NYC 8/8/16]

4 comments

  • Mike Seal

    Mike Seal Atlanta GA

    Great interview with a great drummer and great human being! Thanks for posting this, it made my morning.

    Great interview with a great drummer and great human being! Thanks for posting this, it made my morning.

  • Sean J. Kennedy

    Sean J. Kennedy

    Thanks Mike! Maybe sometime down the road I could feature you on the podcast too!

    Thanks Mike! Maybe sometime down the road I could feature you on the podcast too!

  • John

    John Charlotte NC

    Very inspiring interview. Jeffs been my favorite drummer since 1990. Thank you Sean and Jeff!

    Very inspiring interview. Jeffs been my favorite drummer since 1990.
    Thank you Sean and Jeff!

  • Sean J. Kennedy

    Sean J. Kennedy

    Thanks for listening John! Jeff is the best.

    Thanks for listening John! Jeff is the best.

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