Gene Krupa Quotes

Eugene Bertram "Gene" Krupa (January 15, 1909 – October 16, 1973) was an American jazz and big band drummer, band leader, actor, and composer. Known for his highly energetic, flamboyant style and for his showmanship, Krupa was important for his musical contribution to jazz music and his influence extends to this day.

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Gene Krupa


Yes, I've had some pretty good luck finding wonderful talent.

Gene Krupa


Well I guess I like variety pretty much, but I do enjoy this work very much. Particularly with Buddy on the gig, we get a chance to knock each other out It'just wonderful.

Gene Krupa


I'll never play a drum solo you can't dance to.

Gene Krupa


When I speak of natural drummers I'm talking about guys that are playing with the talent God gave 'em.

Gene Krupa