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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.

(1995 & 2003)
Watch Louie Bellson in these two interviews 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 . . . .

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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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Monument Dedication

American jazz master and Illinois native son Louie Bellson was honored in two observances in the Q-C (Quad-Cities) Illinois area. May 20, 2010

4:30 pm -- Monument Dedication - Riverside Cemetery - Moline, IL




Bellson Dedication a heartwarming success! . . . Rainy weather couldn't dampen spirits! . . .                                                                       photo by John Schultz, Q-C Times

May 20, Moline, IL. Despite Mrs. B's tornado-delayed plane, (some) attendees' hours-long drive in the rain from all over Illinois, not to mention the constant rain during the entire ceremony, stalwart fans could not be deterred from expressing their respect for Louie Bellson at the official unveiling of the headstone monument by designer Mrs. B.

Guests included family, friends, clergy; Ill. state Rep.; former Mayor of Rock Falls (Bellson's birth city); Chicago Deputy Sheriff; Author of upcoming book on Italians in Jazz; RME Museum Director; Educators; Drummers from Symphony and Jazz.

 (Shown above: backside of stone.  Shown below: frontside of stone).


WQAD-TV News story on May 20, 2010.  Unveiling of the Louie Bellson Monument in his boyhood home and final resting place of Moline, Illinois (Quad-Cities).  

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(clilck) 30 PHOTOS by Dispatch photographer John Greenwood

and Quad-Cities Times photographer John Schultz.

Click links below for articles and more photos.

May 16, Quad-City Times, "Bellson's widow keeping his musical legacy alive" 

May 20, Moline Dispatch, "Bellson beat goes on"

May 21, Quad-City Times, "Family, friends memorialize jazz great" 

May 21, Moline Dispatch, "Honoring a Legend"


May 20, 2010, Evening Dedication Program

Reception/Concert - River Music Experience Museum - Davenport, IA


 Bellson's display at River Music Experience Museum, Davenport, IA. (Right next to Bix's!) --> 



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