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Karl Latham

Karl Latham was born in Trenton, New Jersey and grew up in a musical family. Inspired by his brother Rick, (no relation to the Rick Latham), Karl started playing the drums at the age of 7.

Karl has performed with a wide spectrum of notable performers such as The John Lee Quartet, Slide Hampton, Clark Terry, Jon Faddis (guesting with John Lee), Claudio Roditi, The Fantasy Band (including Dave Samuels, Chuck Loeb, Marion Meadows, George Jinda, John Lee, Dave Valentin, Noel Pointer, Larry Coryell, Roy Ayers, Victor Bailey, and Cornell Dupree), Randy Brecker, Johnny and Edgar Winter, Wolfgang Lackerschmid, Michal Urbaniak, Bob Malach, Jasper Van't Hof, Attila Zoller, Ed Cherry, Cameron Brown, Ronnell Bey, Kermit Driscoll, Charlie Elgart, the Shirelles, Dan Wall, Arturo O'Farrell, Gordon James, Keith Marks and many other of artists performing in the NYC area.

In addition to his New York based projects, he has toured Europe extensively since 1993 with Wolfgang Lackerschmid along with John Lee, Cameron Brown, Belden Bullock, Georg Wadenius, Ed Cherry, Michal Urbaniak, Attila Zoller and numerous other musicians. Karl and bassist Kermit Driscoll joined the Johannes Mossinger NY Trio in 2001 and has appeared on numerous tours as well as three recrdings with the group, special guests include Joe Lovano, Torsten de Winkel and John Lee. A new release is due out in 2005 with guest Bob Malach.
Karl recieved a B.S.S. from Ohio University and studied music performance at Rutgers University, Ohio University and Berklee College of Music. Karl's formal musical training includes private lessons with Gary Chester, Freddy Waits, Michael Carvin, Joe Morello, Joe Cusatis and Muzzy Mizzioni.
While in college, Karl won second place in the 1983 Carmine Appice National Drum Battle.

Karl currently resides and teaches private lessons in the northwest New Jersey area. He is an Adjunct Professor at Passaic Community College. Karl regularly teaches master classes in Germany.

Karl is a proud endorsee for Yamaha Drums, Paiste Cymbals, Evans Drumheads and Vic Firth Drumsticks.

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