While the term “jazz” can actually represent a wide range of styles and rhythmic feels, this video shows jazz drum set as it is understood in the swing music realm. It is generally characterized by the following elements: keeping time on the ride cymbal and hi hat, and “comping” with the snare and bass drums. The term “comping” is derived from “accompanying” or “complementing” the soloist in the band. It is important to play a strong ride cymbal part, commonly known as the “swing ride pattern”. This means to play even quarter notes with additional “swung” eighth notes on the “and” of beats two and four. The ride cymbal element feel is critical and perhaps the most important element to playing in a stylistically appropriate way. A crisp hi hat “chick” on beats two and four is also necessary t the style. Tastefully playing the snare drum and bass drum in the correct triplet subdivision will give a professional feel that will separate the experienced player from the novice. Brushes are also commonly used in jazz. The technique required to play with brushes is specialized and requires a continuous sound throughout play and a more horizontal approach than sticks.