Drummer Spotlight: Cindy Blackman

There are countless incredible women who play drums, but few are quite like Cindy Blackman.

Blackman is best known for her work with Lenny Kravitz and Santana, but like many before her, she is heavily influenced by jazz as evident in the video below.

Even just watch her on video, Blackman packs so much power in her playing it’s hard not to be moved.  She’s the force that forces you to put aside gender and embrace her not as a “female drummer,” but just as a drummer.

Performance Spotlight: Cindy Blackman

Cindy Blackman performs at Montreal Drum Fest 2009!

 

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniels.  True story.