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Tunes that'll knock your socks off!

In His Own Words

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Watch Louie Bellson discuss his beloved mentor, Duke Ellington in “Reminiscing In Tempo.”

While giving a clinic at the Hollywood Vintage Drum Show, Bellson is pleased to be reunited with his Billy Gladstone Custom Snare Drum.

Watch Louie Bellson in this lively interview by NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants -- Oral History Program.

Hear Bellson’s 8 extensive interviews as conducted by the Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program, a part of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Click logo & page down to Bellson (7th artist down).

. . . . Drummer . . . . Bandleader . . . . Composer . . . . Arranger . . . . Clinician . . . . Inventor . . . . Author . . . . Recording Artist . . . . Grammy Nominee . . . . NEA Jazz Master . . . . An American Legend . . . .

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Inspirational Uses of Website for ...

Youth - history, music appreciation, term papers, theses.

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Music Charts

Louie Bellson Big Band Library

Full arrangements

Titles now available: 50

• “Skin Deep”

• “Hawk Talks”

• “Intimacy of the Blues”

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• According to chart size/use.

• Includes repro, assembly. Shipping cost separate.

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Conductor Guides: <-- Now Available!

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History Lessons

New Bellson-related media

and the Music that Changed America.
By Jeff Kaufman (Film)

(To watch Trailers, click photos)

THE CENTURY PROJECT - 100 Years of American Music
from behind the drums. By Daniel Glass (2DVD set)

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LB90 Celebrates 90 years

of the Enduring works of LOUIE BELLSON

Beginning July 6, 2014, Louie Bellson Legacy will observe LB90 all year with special events worldwide.  Stay tuned!  (click) News page. 

Louie Bellson was deemed “the world’s greatest musician” by Duke Ellington, “the epitome of musical talent and a very gifted composer and arranger” by Oscar Peterson, and “the best person I ever met” by Tony Bennett.

He performed on more than 200 albums with a range of artists, including Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, Woody Herman, Oscar Dizzy Gillespie, Louie Armstrong, Lionel Hampton, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, James Brown, Sammy Davis Jr., Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, Joe Williams, Wayne Newton, and Bellson's first wife Pearl Bailey.

Bellson composed more than 1,000 pieces and wrote a dozen books on drums and percussion. He received the prestigious American Jazz Masters Award from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1994. He was also the recipient of awards from ASCAP and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, was a six-time Grammy nominee, and held four honorary doctorates.


For full bio, click Bio & Beyond page.

For more quotes with photos, click Celebrity Quotes subpage.

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~ Explore A Remarkable Life ~

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From Youth . . .              to Legend . . .


. . . The Beat Goes On !


Whether Hometown . . . 

Hometown Slideshow Tribute

"Louie Bellson: Hometown Hero"

Slideshow chronicling Illinois native son Louie Bellson's presence in the Q-C area.

Produced by Todd Mizener, The Dispatch Argus (Moline/Rock Island, IL) archives.

Set to the music "Skin Deep" composed & performed by Louie Bellson.

 (7:53 min)   To watch, click Q-C Online or click photo --->


. . . National . . . 

Click below to watch Bellson perform the third movement of his composition

"East Side Suite" on The Tonight Show w/Johnny Carson. (1992)

. . . or International, . . . 


Bellson Site-Seeing Around the World

Displays, Exhibits, Artifacts

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