The world-famous drummer, Jimmy Blackley, died on July 16th in Barrie, Ontario, in his ninety-first year. Well known in the pipe band. View the profiles of professionals named Jim Blackley on LinkedIn. There are 10 + professionals named Jim Blackley, who use LinkedIn to exchange information, . 3, 3, 2. 0 KOs, 1 KOs. ID # role, boxer. bouts, 8. rounds, KOs, 0%. status, inactive. nationality. United Kingdom. debut, division, flyweight.

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I took about a year off from studying…and went to see Jim at a time I really needed some direction. The reason for this change is two-fold: David J Calder May 4.

Let me know when the books come out again. Celebrate the man who had the courage to forge his own path, learn from his mistakes and move forward. Kaja Blackley April 4. For many of my formative years, I studied with Dad, sat in and played with all the musicians who came over to the house vlackley session with him.

Grudgingly, he agreed to let me give up my drum studies.

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Steve Kendry October Then I studied with Jim Blackley. His fame and many worldly accolades, still felt to him like an empty pouch. Jim Blackley Dad lived his life as a seeker and an adventurer.


When the phone rang, and it was Jim Blackley calling, that was always a good thing. The jingle thing started happening. He landed in the predominantly French-speaking city of Montreal, Quebec.

McCaslin, I think, was also collecting stories about Mr. Duris Maxwell July 20, He guided and shaped lives, jik just drummers. He was a real man.

During a brief visit to Toronto, dad was wandering its streets when his ears came upon rhythms that, although already part of his musical vocabulary, were interpreted unlike anything he had yet heard. I feel it is necessary to include the list because there are teachers who advertise themselves as having studied with Jim, who left after only one or two lessons but present themselves as having gleaned from the master. During this stopover our dad was most certainly a gypsy child number two, Arlene, was born.

Dad left the air force, packed up the clan and set off for Vancouver. He rushed into the jazz club the sounds were coming from and found himself before Max Roach whom he later became fast friends with. My father was such an amazing teacher that he was able to im There is still a very small stock of print books available for collectors, but once this stock is gone, hard copies will be limited to special editions.

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Things — privately and musically — seem to be working towards where I would like them. Thanks for the add.


The Painted Shepherdess Biology. Publications will likely be available mid-October Dad played to sold-out crowds, people lining up around the block to see him play and his waiting list for students was at least three years long. People, including some teachers and schools, are copying portions of each book, or their entirety and sharing them for free.

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Not a defining person but THE defining person of my life. In his early twenties, our dad — a Scottish pipe band drummer of note in his own count My wife and I were talking about starting a family and wanting to buy a house — just the things in your private life that you want to put together. My father was such an excellent teacher that his lessons about the importance of discipline, how to break things down to their simplest forms, or to always start off at the slowest tempo to build a strong foundation from which to build I have applied to my own work.

He was bang on as far as that goes.