I have a 12 year old student who loves Benny Goodman, Krupa, and all the old swing era stuff. He has no interest in rock music, hip hop, or anything current. His mother says he's an "old soul" or possibly a reincarnated swing drummer from the 1930's.
He loves to play "Sing, Sing, Sing," but that's just beating on a floor tom.
He has a lot to learn. I'll show him some brushes and four on the floor swing beats.
I'm just thinking, this kid will never get a gig!