Martin Drew
February, 11, 1944 - July 29, 2010
Hans Joachim Maquet

Martin Drew
Martin was born 11 February 1944, in Northampton, England, and started to play the drums when he was six years old. He played his first professional engagement at thirteen. Studying with the late George Fierstone gave Martin a solid musical and technical background that has proved to be invaluable over the years.

He is recognised as a dedicated, travelled, experienced and respected musician, having played with, been requested by, and constantly in demand to play with many of the world's greatest musicians. Martin has had a wealth of experience, natural ability, a fine technique and the ability to adapt and fit into many different kinds of playing situations. He has been playing for over 40 years, won many awards, and has entries in various books and encyclopaedias all over the world. Martin's track record is one to be proud of and says more about his career than he could ever say himself.

He played with the late, great Ronnie Scott for twenty years, from 1975 to 1995. Over the years, with Ronnie's various bands, and numerous other groups, Martin has performed countless engagements, and continues to perform, at the world famous Ronnie Scott's Club's, in London, England.

Since 1974, Martin has been touring and recording all over the world with the legendary piano genius, Oscar Peterson.

July 29, 2010 Martin Drew died after he suffered a heart attack at his home in Wembley. He leaves a widow, Tessa, a son, two daughters and three granddaughters.

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Martin Drew Quartet:
Martin Drew - Laurence Cottle
- Mornington Lockett - Gareth Williams

Oscar Peterson, Nils Hennig Orsted Pedersen, Ulf Wakenius & Martin Drew
© Hankd O'Neal

© Paul G. Deker

"Martin is what I consider a pillar of good time and he exhibits this flawlessly with his band. He really is one of the great drummers. Martin brings a solidarity, swing and enthusiasm to my group that is wonderful. It allows Niels, Ulf and myself to lean back, relax and play!"
Oscar Peterson

© Hal Logan

Hi Bernhard,
Thank you so much for putting these pictures on your/my site. It's great. I am flattered that you have taken so much trouble to make such a great site for me. Looking forward to seeing you and talking to you. Once again, thanks a million!!
Martin Drew

"Martin has been my drummer for twenty years,
and sometimes we played together!"
Ronnie Scott

thanks for your visit!

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