Henry Adler

Henry Adler helped define the percussion industry with his music publishing company, drum shop and method books.  His amazing life in music began as a drummer during the big band era.  His many gigs and one nighters gained the attention of a friend who encouraged Henry to open a drum studio and music studio in the heart of New York City.  The Henry Adler Music Store near Time Square was an important resource for drummers, both those playing in town and those traveling.  He established the Henry Adler Publishing Company and released a method book he co-wrote with Buddy Rich on the rudiments of percussion, along with the Latin drummer’s guide and method book he wrote with Humberto Morales.  The publishing company also released several popular books by other authors such as Roy Burns and Sandy Feldstein.  Henry’s NAMM Oral History interview was completed on October 19, 2007   Mr. Adler passed away at the age of 93 on September 30, 2008.


Interview Date:
October 19, 2007
Date of Birth:
June 28, 1915
Deceased Date:
September 30, 2008
Job Title:
Past President, Founder
Henry Adler Music

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