Chip White

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Chip White is an American jazz drummer who has performed and/or recorded with a variety of artists, including Carman McCrae, Jaki Byard, the Jazzmobile CETA Big Band, Candido, John Abercrombie, Frank Wess, and many others.

Early life[edit]

Alan "Chip" White was born on December 21, 1946, in New York City. He began studying percussion and music with his father at the age of nine and studied theory and harmony with Vincent Corzine while in high school. Mr. White then continued his formal education at Ithaca College and later at the Berklee School of Music in Boston, MA, where he studied with Alan Dawson, Charlie Marino, and Herb Pomeroy. He also studied privately with Freddie Buda of the Boston Symphony. Later, he studied orchestration and arraning with Frank Foster.[1]


  • Harlem Sunset (Postcards, 1994)
  • Music and Lyrics (Dark Colors, 2004)
  • Double Dedication (Dark Colors, 2008)
  • More Dedications (Dark Colors, 2009)
  • Personal Dedications & Percussive Tributes (Dark Colors, 2011)
  • Family Dedications and More (Dark Colors, 2014)

As sideman[edit]

With Teddy Edwards

With Etta Jones

With Houston Person

With Enrico Rava

With Tom Waits


  1. ^ "Chip White – Bio". Retrieved 2017-04-09.
  2. ^ Chip White discography, accessed February 22, 2018

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