November 28, 1936 - present

Roy McCurdy

Color image of Roy McCurdy playing the drums
Courtesy of patch.com
Color image of Roy McCurdy
Courtesy of Pasadena Conservatory of Music
Gap Mangione

An inductee of Rochester’s 2020 Hall of Fame class, Roy McCurdy is a renowned jazz drummer who has toured with legends such as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Chuck and Gap Mangione, and the Pointer Sisters. McCurdy began to play the drums at 9 and was performing with Roy Eldridge and Eddie Vinson by the age of 17. While in Rochester, he earned a bachelor’s degree from the Eastman School of Music, and is now an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music.

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