Brian Blade’s Drum Gear


Brian Blade Drums

2014 Monterey Jazz Festival

Brian Blade is drummer who has worked extensively with many great jazz musicians such as Wayne Shorter as well with his own group, Brian Blade Fellowship. He is also a guitarist and singer / songwriter which is the main focus on his 2009 album, Mama Rosa.

Brian is one of the greatest jazz drummers today and has a very expressive and compositional approach to the drums.

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Brian Blade plays various drumsets and sticks to the same set of cymbals.


Canopus Drums: Source

16″ x 14″ Bass Drum / 15″ x 6.5″ Ludwig Chrome-Over-Brass Snare Drum (1920s era) / 12″ x 8″ Tom / 14″ x 14″ Floor Tom

Gretsch Drums (made in 1963): Source

20″ Bass Drum / 13″ Tom / 16″ Floor Tom

Ayotte Drums:

24″ Bass Drum / 12″ Tom / 16″ Floor Tom

Sonar Drums (made in 1971):

18″ Bass Drum

Other Drums:


Canopus Zelkova


15″ Zildjian Hi-hats (1960s)

22″ Zildjian K Constantinople Light Ride

24″ Zildjian A Ride (1960s)

22″ Spizzichino Ride


Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets

Wincent Sticks

Zildjian John Riley

Ludwig, Regal Tip and Cannon Brushes


Remo Heads and Aquarium Heads


Gibson LG-3

1930s Gibson Cromwell Archtop

Gibson 175-T

Brian Blade Fellowship


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