First Sub Date @ “Hamilton”

Recently I had my first subbing date for one of my heroes in life, the amazing musician/drummer and close friend Andres Forero

It was one of the most intense, challenging and rewarding moments of my career in music so far

huge gratitude to Andres for sharing this personally and spiritually enriching opportunity with me


Big Fun(k) with Don Braden & Karl Latham at Club Bonafide

Big Fun(k) with Don Braden & Karl Latham at Club Bonafide

Club Bonafide opens at 6:00pm | 21+ admitted | 9:30pm set | Listening Room opens at 9:00pm
2 drink minimum for table service | Happy Hour 6pm-7pm | Light Bites and Cocktail Specials

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Don Braden – tenor sax, flute and alto flute

Karl Latham – drums
Nick Rolfe – keyboards
Gary Foote – bass


Sat, November 26, 2016

9:30 PM – 10:30 PM EST

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BIG FUN(K) – A Groove/Jazz/Soul Journey

Don Braden and Karl Latham’s Big Fun(k) explores new territories in jazz and funk with hard-hitting grooves, clever riffs and sophisticated harmonies. The band’s repertoire consists of classic songs by Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Earth Wind & Fire,Beyoncé, and others, as well as rich, grooving original compositions. The core group — Don Braden on tenor sax and flute, Karl Latham on drums, Nick Rolfe on keyboards and Gary Foote on bass — has “big fun” exploring this music with wit, energetic interaction, and soulfulness. The CD “Big Fun(k) Live” is available now, and a new CD is in the works, slated for release in Fall/Winter 2016/2017.

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Great Hang at “Hamilton”

Was so great to hang with one of my soul brothers, amazing drummer Andres Forero and amazing bassists Alex Eckhardt and Richard Hammond at “Hamilton” the other day 🙂

simply beautiful people and absolute top tier musicians..


Some New Friends

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Fall Teaching Karl Latham 2016 Warwick New York / Vernon New Jersey


It is time for me to put together my fall teaching schedule and I have room ton increase my private student roster for the first time in a number of years!

In addition to teaching as an adjunct professor at Drew University, the County College of Music and Passaic County Community College, I teach weekly or bi weekly private lessons, and studio student tailored master classes in Warwick, New York / Vernon, New Jersey area.

I teach a full range of students from active professionals seeking to explore their drumming vocabulary, college/university students, high schools students and interested beginners.

contact at:

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Drew Today Announcement

Do you play the drums? Interested in learning how, or in learning more?

Individual instruction on drums, from beginning to advanced levels, is available at Drew with adjunct instructor Karl Latham, who is an internationally acclaimed drummer, known for his exceptional ability to dig into a variety of musical styles, playing straight-ahead jazz, avant-garde, funk, rock, Latin, and more. A practice drum kit is available for use by students registered for lessons or department ensembles.

The 2015 Karl Latham/Ryan Carniaux/Mark Egan release “Constellations”, was chosen by a “blindfold” jury to be included along with 5 other jazz groups worldwide, to participate in the BMW Welt Jazz Award 2016. The group performed at the BMW World Headquarters in Munich in February 2016, and this performance was recorded for Bayerischer Rundfunk and BMW TV. Karl is listed in the independent website “Top 500 Drummers” list.  Karl is an performing artist/clinician for Yamaha Drums, Paiste Cymbals, Vic Firth Drumsticks and Evans Drumheads. For more information on Karl and his band:


“Children of Salt” at the New York Musical Festival

It was a completely honor to perform with Geraldine Anello conducting, Alex Eckhardt on bass, Ole Mathiesson, Raul Argaz and many other great musicians on Jaime Lozano’s “Children of Salt” at the New York Musical Festival


Hudson Valley Jazz Festival with Mark Egan and Nick Rolfe


Sunday Aug 14
7 PM Warwick Grove Presents Karl Latham with Mark Egan &
Nick Rolfe.
Hudson St. Warwick
Call 845-988-5274 for reservations