Drummer Tommy Campbell grew up outside of Philadelphia steeped in a musical environment, permeated with the notes of his father, an organist and singer, and his uncle, Jimmy Smith, the renowned Hammond B-3 virtuoso. Campbell’s long tenure with Dizzy Gillespie began in the late ’70s, continued through the ’80s and ’90s, and concluded with a personal jam session with the renowned master several months before Gillespie’s passing in January of 1993. Mr. Campbell has earned a well-deserved reputation as one of jazz’s leading talents. He has performed as a regular member with Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, John McLaughlin, The Manhattan Transfer, Kevin Eubanks, Gary Burton, and a host of other Jazz greats. Tommy’s intelligent, exciting and stylistically authentic drumming has established him as a leading member of a new generation of Jazz Masters.