Roy Harte

Roy Harte
Birth name Roy S. Hartstein
Born (1924-05-27)May 27, 1924
New York City
United States
Died October 26, 2003(2003-10-26) (aged 79)
Burbank, California
United States
Genres Swing music, big band, cool jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, bandleader, music executive
Instruments Drums, percussion
Years active 1943–2003

Roy S. Harte (May 27, 1924 – October 26, 2003) was an American jazz drummer and co-founder of Nocturne Records and Pacific Jazz Records. In partnership with Remo Belli, the founder and namesake of internationally famous drumhead manufacturer Remo, he founded "Drum City," a well-known retail drum shop on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, California.[1][2] Haynes appeared in Leedy drums endorsement ads in the late 1950s to early 1960s.

Selected discography

As leader

As sideman


  1. Claghorn, Charles Eugene (1974). Biographical Dictionary of American Music. Prentice Hall. ISBN 978-0130763310.
  2. Claghorn, Charles Eugene (1982). Biographical Dictionary of Jazz. Prentice Hall. ISBN 978-0130779663.
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