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Robby Ameen

Born: December 7, 1960    Primary Instrument: Drums

Robby Ameen

During the time that Robby Ameen has spent living in New York City since the early eighties he has compiled a recording career stretching from Dizzy Gillespie to Paul Simon, while maintaining a more than twenty year relationship with Latin icon Ruben Blades as a member of Seis del Solar. Although he is of Lebanese origin, Robby is best known for the unique and powerful Afro-Cuban jazz style he has developed. Growing up in New Haven, Connecticut, Robby was able to take advantage of his proximity to New York City by going to clubs and hearing many of the great jazz masters at a very young age. At the same time, he was involved in the local jazz and latin scene, as well as later attending Yale University, where he received a BA in literature. His jazz roots were strongly influenced by his studies with the great Ed Blackwell in high school, while in college he studied classical percussion with the renowned Fred Hinger....
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As a leader: Robby Ameen Days In The Life Two And Four Records 2009 Overproof 3 Guys Walk Into A Bar EWE/Sonifolk 2004 Horacio El Negro Hernandez and Robby Ameen Robby and Negro At The Third World War American Clave 2004 El Negro And Robby Band Live At Umbria Jazz il manifesto 2003 El Negro and Robby Onto The Street EWE 2003

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Primary Instrument:
Drums

Location:
New York, NY

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background:
$100 per hour

Pearl Drums Reference Series Sabian Cymbals Remo Drum Heads LP Percussion Vater Sticks

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