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Alphonse Mouzon

Primary Instrument: Drums

Born: November 21, 1948    

Chairman/CEO of Tenacious Records, composer, arranger, producer, multi-instrumentalist and actor ALPHONSE MOUZON has been composing and producing beautiful music that has captivated and enthralled audiences throughout the world for over two decades.

ALPHONSE MOUZON (who is an African American mixed with French and Blackfoot Indian) was born on November 21st in Charleston, South Carolina. He attended Bonds-Wilson High School where he received his early musical training from 9th grade through the 12th grade. While in high school, ALPHONSE took some drum lessons from Charles (T.J.)Garner and played drums in the various bands of saxophonist Lonnie Hamilton with organist Jesse Williams and guitarist Joe Wilson. Following graduation from high school, he moved to New York to study music and drama at New York City College and medicine at Manhattan Medical School. MOUZON took drum lessons from jazz pianist Billy Taylor's drummer Bobby Thomas. While attending college, Alphonse played in the pit band of the Broadway show “PROMISES, PROMISES” after being recommended by Bobby Thomas. MOUZON also worked as a medical technologist at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital after graduating from Manhattan Medical School. However his medical career was short lived....
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    Virtue

    Promising Music/MPS
    2009
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    Funky Snakefoot

    Blue Note
    2001
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    The Night Is Still Young

    Tenacious Records
    1997
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    Mind Transplant

    Blue Note
    1993
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    The Best Of Alphonse Mouzon

    Blue Note
    1991
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    Love, Fantasy

    Blue Note
    1987
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    The Sky Is The Limit

    Blue Note
    1985
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Virtue

Promising Music/MPS (2009)

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Primary InstrumentDrums

LocationNorthridge, CA

Willing to teachBeginners

Credentials/BackgroundI teach drums from beginner to advanced students. My rate are $75 per hour at my studio or from $100-$150 per hour for drum lessons if I have to travel to my student's home! Available Monday-Friday 10am-6pm.

Clinic/Workshop InformationI've done many drum clinics at various places in the past. My clinics covers jazz, fusion, rock, and funk drumming with various awesome poly rhythms and time signatures.

Canopus Drums, Vic Frith Drum Sticks, Zildjian Cymbals, Evans Drum Heads, DW Drums Stands & Hardware, Yamaha Trumpet & Flugelhorn.
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