Modern Drummer magazine recently ran a feature on CCM Adjunct Instructor of Jazz Drums and “living guru of big band drumming” John Von Ohlen. You can view the full feature here.

An Ohio native and a CCM faculty member since 1985, Von Ohlen is revered for his work with Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Rosemary Clooney, Mel Tormé, Carmen McRae, and many others.

Catch Von Ohlen in action on Thursday, Jan. 26 as CCM’s Faculty Jazztet is joined by guest artist Rich Perry, saxophone. Visit for more information.


  1. Does John have an email address — either personal or at the CCM to which I can send him an email? Thanks,

    David Fischer
    N. Venice, Florida

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