Esteemed author, drummer and teacher dies of cancer
Artist biography Elliot Fine
Elliot Fine grew up playing jazz and backing some of the idiom's greats. He began subbing in the Minnesota Orchestra in the early '50s, which evolved into a full-time position that lasted over 40 years.
As a sought-after educator and author Elliot Fine was prolific, contributing to the art several drumming texts, including the classic, '4-Way Coordination', one of the most innovative and highly regarded of all drumset method books, which he co-authored with his friend and Minnesota Orchestra section-mate, Marvin Dahlgren.
Elliot passed away peacefully in his sleep, after a long and brave battle with cancer, May 4th, 2012.