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  If you are looking for a jazz band that performs "the perfect blend of jazz" then you have come to the right place. JAZZ CENTRAL based out of Chicago IL., is a hi-energy instrumental jazz quartet that consists of  Drums, Saxophone, Keyboards and Bass. The band performs a variety of jazz styles including Mainstream, Funk, Blues, Cool, Be-Bop, Latin and Smooth. The end result is a band that appeals to listeners of all musical tastes. JAZZ CENTRAL is the perfect choice for a festival, concert, happening club or even a private event where jazz influenced music is desired. The band will perform and present their music at the highest professional level and have all ages enjoying the different styles of jazz that the band delivers.

  Frankie Palermo is the dynamo drummer/leader of  JAZZ CENTRAL. He has been performing professionally since age 15 and has performed in a wide variety of musical situations both locally and on the road throughout his career. His musical education included studying at The Chicago Drum School on Wabash Ave. under Ernie Gadzos and also at The Bobby Christian School of Music under the world famous percussionist Bobby Christian. Watching and listening to Frankie's dynamic style of drumming is a treat for all, since he is the ultimate "Pro" and proves it at every performance.


  Frankie Palermo is also available as a "FREELANCE DRUMMER FOR HIRE" with the ability to perform any style of music!! 


  He also offers DRUM SET INSTRUCTION with REMOTE ONLINE OPTIONS directly from his location to yours or at TRADITIONAL IN-STUDIO TYPE FACILITIES. Instruction is available for all levels from beginner to professional, SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT INSTRUCTION. Along with private instruction he also offers educational drumming demonstrations for schools and other musical organizations. 


  He has also contributed to the educational world of drumming with two articles that were published in the Jazz Drummer's Workshop section of the world renown magazine Modern Drummer. One article written on the technique of the Stick-Shot and the other on the style and analysis of the world famous jazz drummer Shelly Manne.

Drum Set Instruction

(ONLINE and TRADITIONAL IN-STUDIO options available)

Online DrumSet Instruction with Frankie Palermo




   Frankie Palermo is now accepting students of all ages and levels for Drum Set Instruction. Learn all styles of drumming including Jazz, Rock, Fusion, Pop, Funk, Blues, Hip-Hop, Country, Latin, Ethnic, World and more!! Learn solid fundamentals, various drumming techniques like Moeller, Gladstone, Push-Pull and The Speed Stroke plus Drum Set Improv and Music Sight Reading Development!! All of these will allow you to excel in any musical direction that you want to go in!! 


** Instruction is available with REMOTE ONLINE OPTIONS DIRECTLY FROM HIS LOCATION TO YOURS via Zoom, Skype, Facetime, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Google Duo!! All you need for the instruction is either a Smart Phone, iPad, Laptop or Desk Top Computer to connect!! The other instruction option is at TRADITIONAL IN-STUDIO TYPE FACILITIES, locations shown below.

Instruction Facility locations are as follows:



116 S. Prospect St.

Roselle, IL.  60172




1139 S. Main St.

Lombard, IL. 60148


Dallas, TX.

(Instruction in Student Homes and Online)




New York, New York

(Instruction in Student Homes and Online)

Contact information for




Phone: 312-203-6728




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