Born: December 2, 1969 Primary Instrument: Drums
World class drummer Peppe Merolla has been playing with internationally known jazz musicians such as Larry Schneider, Russell Ferrante, Vincent Herring,Frank Lacy (from the legendary band Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers),Eddie Henderson (from Herbie Hancock), Steve Davis, Jeremey Pelt, Mike Ledonne,Gerald Cannon,John Farnsworth and many others. He has several recording credits as a bandleader and as well as a sideman. Also, Mr. Merolla is the author of the instructional DVD For Serious Drummers Only Vol. 1, recommended by Joe Morello, Dave Black and Peter Donald. Mr. Merolla endorses Canopus Drums (Japan), Longo Drums (USA), and Factory Metal (USA). Please feel free to visit Mr. Merolla's website to learn more about his career at peppemerolla.com.
Peppe Merolla drum video is a valuable addition to the large (and very inconsistent) Body of drum videos. Peppe reveals his mastery in a variety of ways: from the demonstration of basic techniques and how they grow into actual music.philosophical statements and performances of a variety of jazz tunes. Peppe is a man of varied talents, with a highly schooled musical Background studies in trumpet and voice. This video shows the kind of mastery that this background can bring while never losing sight of the main goal: to make music on the drums. A must-have for all students of the instrument - from beginning to advanced . go Peppe PETER DONALDS!
It takes perseverance, hard work and love to develop the kind of wonderful, fantastic technique possessed by Peppe Merolla.His video proves his versatility, wonderful spirit, and energy. Peppe's video can be a benefit to drummers in any category of music. DAVE BLACK!
Peppe Merolla is a unique musician who brings passion to his art. He is a powerful percussionist with exceptional technique, a strong sense of form, and a commitment to the meaning that lies beyond the sounds. Each time I have played with him, he has brought the music to a higher level.African American jazz tradition. ROYAL HARTIGAN
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