Buddy Rich, born as Bernard Rich, was an American drummer, bandleader, composer, and musician. He was born on September 30, 1917, in Brooklyn, New York, and held United States citizenship. Rich was educated at Professional Children's School and Abraham Lincoln High School (Brooklyn).
Rich's career was focused in the music industry, and he was best known for his skills in the jazz genre. In addition to jazz, he was also associated with big band and swing music genres. He was often referred to by the aliases "Traps", "The Drum Wonder", and "Mr. Drums".
Buddy Rich passed away on April 2, 1987, in Los Angeles, California.