Assistant Professor, Jazz
Innovative master drummer, Darrell Green is one of the leading, most sought after musicians on today’s jazz scene. As a prolific sideman, bandleader, educator, clinician, composer and producer, Darrell developed his mastery in the heart of Oakland, California.
He developed a style rooted in modern post-bop, but retains elements of his gospel and classical lineage. Though jazz is his primary focus, Green is conversant in every genre from straight-ahead jazz to Latin and West African music.
Green has toured and recorded with notable jazz artists Cassandra Wilson, Pharoah Sanders, Benny Golson, Buster Williams, Mary Stallings, Russell Malone, Houston Person, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Antoine Roney, Charles Tolliver, Marlena Shaw, Sherman Irby, Steve Turre, Wallace Roney, Stefon Harris, Red Holloway, Faye Carol. He also co-leads a collaborative project with vocalist and saxophonist Camille Thurman.