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Tunes that'll knock your socks off!

In His Own Words

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Watch Louie Bellson discuss his beloved mentor, Duke Ellington in “Reminiscing In Tempo.”

At the 1981 Bands of America Grand National Championship. Louie was featured performing with the U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps and co-hosted the TV broadcast.

While giving a clinic at the Hollywood Vintage Drum Show, Bellson is pleased to be reunited with his Billy Gladstone Custom Snare Drum.

Watch Louie Bellson in this lively interview by NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants -- Oral History Program.

Hear Bellson’s 8 extensive interviews as conducted by the Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program, a part of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

Louie Bellson is interviewed by Paul Chiaravalle, President of Chiaravalle & Associates at IAJE (Int'l Assn. for Jazz Educators) re: The Rich Matteson Foundation.

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. . . . Drummer . . . . Bandleader . . . . Composer . . . . Arranger . . . . Clinician . . . . Inventor . . . . Author . . . . Recording Artist . . . . Grammy Nominee . . . . NEA Jazz Master . . . . An American Legend . . . .

Website ~ Tips

Navigation bar (at top) - Go to pages & subpages.


Sidebar (on left) - Useful links.  Displays on all pages.


Links (all site) - Nearly all title bars, photos & underlined                               words are clickable links to further info.

Inspirational Uses of Website for ...

Youth - history, music appreciation, term papers, theses.

Sr. Citizens - treat someone (w/o computer access) to a website visit.

Music Charts

Louie Bellson Big Band Library

Full arrangements

Titles now available: 50

• “Skin Deep”

• “Hawk Talks”

• “Intimacy of the Blues”

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• According to chart size/use.

• Includes repro, assembly. Shipping cost separate.

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Conductor Guides: <-- Now Available!

"Hear Here!"

Hear sound clips from the last CDs.
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History Lessons

New Bellson-related media

and the Music that Changed America.
By Jeff Kaufman (Film)

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THE CENTURY PROJECT - 100 Years of American Music
from behind the drums. By Daniel Glass (2DVD set)

LB90 T-Shirt - Just Released!

“Celebrate a Maestro”

LB90 design on military green T-shirt

Unveiled at NAMM 2015

Power Wrist Builders booth


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THE SHOP at Bellsonia

Exciting items from our revamped store.


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A Fan's Tribute to Louie Bellson

A fan makes a dynamic (& delightful!) Slide Show Tribute to Louie Bellson on YouTube.


Hometown Tribute

Hometown Slideshow Tribute

"Louie Bellson: Hometown Hero"

Slideshow chronicling Illinois native son Louie Bellson's presence in the Moline Illinois/Q-C area.

Produced by Todd Mizener, The Dispatch Argus (Moline/Rock Island, IL) archives.

Set to the music "Skin Deep" composed & performed by Louie Bellson.

 (7:53 min) To watch, click Q-C Online or click photo --->




Louie Bellson's Drumset

Slide Show - set to: Louie Bellson's composition "The Hawk Talks"

One of Louie Bellson's Remo drum sets. These photos were taken just prior to 2008 concert at "Louie Bellson Heritage Days" in Rock Falls, IL.


Louie Bellson / Duke Ellington Tribute

Listen to Louie Bellson's original composition "Skin Deep" while you watch a unique photo collage of the two Maestros.Louie Bellson composed "Skin Deep" while in the Duke Ellington Orchestra. 








From the Remo Website



Slideshow tribute to Louie Bellson on











Pictured: Buddy Rich, Louie Bellson and Remo Belli.



Slideshow set to "Spacin' Home"


"Spacin' Home" is from Louie Bellson Big Band album "150 MPH".  (Concord Jazz, 1974)