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Jazz Musician Database

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Search Results: “percussion”

  • Achiri Karl Haas (percussion)

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    Achiri Karl Haas is a percussionist, ethnomusicologist, and teacher splitting his time between Boston, MA and his adopted home of Burlington, VT. His music is a continuous search for truth, peace, and communion, and each performance the...
  • Adam Rudolph (percussion)

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    Originally from Chicago, composer and handrummer/percussionist Adam Rudolph has, for the past three decades, appeared at festivals and concerts throughout North & South America, Europe, Africa, and Japan, In 1988 Rudolph began his...
  • Adriano Adewale (percussion)

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    Throw aside preconceived musical prejudices, abandon all attempts to catalogue: a rich chemistry of cultural influences is at work in when the Adriano Adewale Group stop onto the stage. Rooted in the musical traditions of Nigeria, Angola...
  • Airto Moreira (percussion)

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    Airto Moreira made an immediate impact on the American jazz scene by being the first Brazilian percussionist to be playing a lot of different instruments at the same time. He brought them all together with an avant-garde, progressive...
  • Akeem Wilson (percussion)

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    I first discovered jazz while incarcerated in Cook County Jail in 1982. During my time there, I learned the intricate rhythms of Brazil, Africa and Pango Pango. After my release I hung out in Bronzeville listening to Bop and Big Band...
  • Alex Acuña (percussion)

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    Alex Acuña was born on December 12, 1944 in Pativilca, Peru - a small coastal village 100 miles north of the capital city of Lima, Peru. His real name is Alexjandro Neciosup Acuña. A self-educated musician, he was inspired by his father...
  • Alex Garcia (percussion)

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    Formed at SIR studios in New York City in November 23rd, 1997 by Chilean-Cuban drummer and composer Alejandro “Alex” Garcia, AfroMantra has been renowned for combining rich harmonies with the powerful rhythms and flavors of North and...
  • Alonso Gonzalez (percussion)

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    Colombian Artist Alonso Gonzalez started playing percussion at the age of 11 when he and couple of school friends set up a band, Energia Latina in Cartagena, Colombia. His love for Latin rhythms continued and he took classes from the...
  • Andre Martinez (percussion)

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  • Andrea Centazzo (percussion)

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    During his artistic career that spans over 30 years, composer, conductor, percussionist and video artist Andrea Centazzo has given more than 1500 concerts and live performances in Europe and the United States, as well as appeared and...
  • Andy Narell (percussion)

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    Andy Narell has spent more than a quarter century exploring the subtleties and complexities of steel pan and grafting them to the jazz idiom. He's one of only a small handful of steel pan players in the world who are playing jazz, and...
  • Angel Cachete Maldonado (percussion)

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    Master percussionist Cachete Maldonado’s contribution to the recognition and advancement of Afro- Caribbean music has garnered him well deserved celebrity status. The 2010 release of “Rumba Boricua Campesina,” (Bata Records) with his...
  • Anthony Brown (percussion)

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    Percussionist, composer, ethnomusicologist, educator and Smithsonian Associate Scholar Dr. Anthony Brown is a seminal figure in the contemporary California creative music scene, directing the Asian American Orchestra in addition to...
  • Antonio Gentile (percussion)

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    BIOGRAPHY Antonio Gentile born in Florence on April, 6th, 1961 and starts to play percussion at the age of 16. He starts to study Afrocuban percussion together with Karl Potter. He studies music theory with Bruno Tommaso and starts playing...
  • Arkady Gotesman (percussion)

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    Arkady Gotesman is one of the most versatile Lithuanian drummers. In addition to playing jazz, the percussionist performs contemporary academic music, writes scenarios for performances and installations, composes, records and performs...
  • Arto Tuncboyaciyan (percussion)

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    Arto Tunçboyaciyan, percussionist and singer, was born in Turkey in 1957 of Armenian descent of the Anatolian root. One of his greatest influences of music and life was his brother Onno, musician himself, who encouraged Arto to develop...
  • Arturo Stable (percussion)

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    "Versatility, good taste, sense of the right volume, timing, and compositional skills are rare attributes to most contemporary percussionists. Arturo Stable has got those and much more." —Paquito D'Rivera The winds of change are blowing...
  • Baoku Moses (percussion)

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    The Baoku Moses Image Afro-Beat Band is a unique, dynamic and energetic band. Founded in 2005 by front-man Baoku Moses. This Cincinnati based band is comprised of talented musicians who come from a world-wide influence of music and...
  • Baye Kouyate (percussion)

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    A Griot or Jali is a West African Poet, praise singer, and wandering musician, considered a repository of oral tradition. The Griot in Mande society was as a historian, advisor, arbitrator, praise singer, and storyteller. Essentially,...
  • Bengt Berger (percussion)

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    Special Musician Bengt Berger was born in 1942. Started playing drums at age 20. Studied tablas and pakhawaj for late Pandith Taranath since 1964. Studied mridangam for late Vindwan P.S. Devarajan since 1968. Has accompanied major Indian...
  • Bex Burch (percussion)

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    Bex Burch started drumming aged three (in the church choir) and then at seven a chance encounter with a Djembe player inspired her to study percussion. Attending the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, she played in classical groups was...
  • Bill Marconi (percussion)

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    Since completing a Masters of Music in Percussion Performance Bill has persued a wide range of performing experiences including: The Jimmy Bruno Trio, The L.A.Jazz Workshop Big Band, Trio Nova, The Magic Casino Orchestra (Zurich)and...
  • Bill Summers (percussion)

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    Los Hombres Calientes: Irvin Mayfield & Bill Summers Vol. 4: Vodou Dance Los Hombres Calientes is more than a collective of musicians. Los Hombres Calientes is a mission--a musical, cultural and historical mission founded on and bound by...
  • Bob Sterling (percussion)

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  • Bobby Matos (percussion)

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    Bronx born Bobby Matos began playing music beating on pots and pans in Grandma’s apartment and went on to backstage informal lessons with conga drum masters Patato Valdez and Mongo Santamaria; and then on to composition and arranging...
  • Bobby Sanabria (percussion)

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    Bobby Sanabria - drummer, percussionist, composer, arranger, recording artist, producer, educator and multiple Grammy nominee - has performed with a veritable Who's Who in the world of jazz and Latin music, as well as with his own...
  • Bonga Jean Baptiste (percussion)

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    Gaston Jean-Baptiste, known as “Bonga", is a musical virtuoso who has been performing and studying traditional Haitian drum, dance and song since the age of seven. He began playing drums in his family's peristil in his hometown of...
  • Bopa King Carré (percussion)

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    Bopa King Carre is a deeply spiritual and intuitive creator with much more life experience than his age would imply. He is an extremely versatile and eclectic drummer, master percussionist, improviser, composer, arranger, actor, teacher...
  • Cafe Da Silva (percussion)

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    “Café” is Edson Aparecido da Silva, the Brazilian Percussionist, Singer, Composer, and Producer, whose over 40 year career has garnered international recognition and respect. As a prolific artist, powerful performer, sensitive...
  • Carlitos Medrano (percussion)

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    Carlitos Medrano born in Havana, Cuba, began his musical studies by teaching himself to play Bongos and Congas using traditional Cuban music and Rumba as his guide. After a few years of studying, experience, and having participated in...
  • Carlos Salazar (percussion)

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    Carlos, A man who devotes himself entirely to his music and Afro-Cuban roots. A man known for his humbleness and musical discipline. Born and raised in Havana, Cuba, Carlos discovered his love and passion for percussion at a very young...
  • Celio Vasconcellos (percussion)

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    Celio Vasconcellos is a versatile percussionist and composer. His work is unique in the sense that his performances and recordings (www.soundclick.com/celiovasconcellos) achieve a high level of expression, with the deployment of real time...
  • Charlie Collins (percussion)

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    Charlie Collins is a creative percussionist, free polyrhythmic drummer, and sound artist, based in Sheffield, UK. His work continues to explore the boundaries between pure sound and rhythm, frequently incorporating metal percussion and...
  • Chembo Corniel (percussion)

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    Wilson “Chembo” Corniel studied music at The Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts in New York City, Pastore Music in New Jersey, and also attended La Escuela National de Arte (ENA) in Havana, Cuba in 1997 and 1999 under the...
  • Chen Zimbalista (percussion)

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    Percussionist Chen Zimbalista is a force of nature. Exhibiting preternatural musical skills since he was a child, this Israeli-born performer has gone on to master over 40 exotic instruments from dozens of countries, and has proven himself...
  • Chino Nunez (percussion)

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    PONME A GOZAR! Put me to swing is the welcome tune on his website www.chinonunez.com. Most appropriate, considering his insatiable appetite and passion for music as a gifted veteran of the industry. There are too many adjectives to...
  • Chris Dadge (percussion)

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    Began playing the drums as a youth in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. By high school, interest in jazz and improvised musics started to flower. Played in rock bands and jazz groups with friends, made albums, played a few shows. Studied jazz in...
  • Chris Kuborn (percussion)

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    Long time Jazz Lover, Radio Broadcaster and Composer, Chris Kuborn has been involved with music and broadcasting for most of his life. Whether he was subjecting his family to recorded “broadcasts” from the bedroom as a kid or working...
  • Christina Goh (percussion)

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    Plaza Mayor Company ltd is proud to announce the CHRISTINA GOH Album 14 MELODIES (Live @ Le petit Faucheux France) Label Plaza Mayor Company ltd Authentic! All in “14 MELODIES” shout natural. Christina Goh’s new album sweats,...
  • Christopher Arpad (percussion)

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  • Christopher Garcia (percussion)

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    PROFILE Professional musician since 1981 performing primarily on drumset - the original contraption, throughout the 1980's to the present then percussion of North and South India, including tabla, ghatam, and kanjira with various world...
  • Cleve Pozar (percussion)

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    Cleve Pozar is a percussionist and composer living in Brooklyn, NY. Born Robert F. Pozar in 1941, he is schooled in wide breadth of musical styles, including Afro-Cuban, Latin, jazz, free improvisation, classical, avant-garde, funk,...
  • Cooper-Moore (percussion)

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    Cooper-Moore is a composer-improviser, instrumentalist, designer and builder of musical instruments, and music educator, living and working in New York City. A native of the Piedmont area of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia,...
  • Corey Cook (percussion)

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    Corey Cook is perhaps, yet humbly, among the brightest emerging musicians in America today. Cook has held affiliation with national organizations such as The Percussive Arts Society, The American Federation of Musicians (Local 802), and...
  • Craig Russo (percussion)

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    Craig Russo has performed as a Latin percussionist and drumset artist for twenty years in the Midwest and Northeast. In addition to his strong jazz background, Craig has a special interest in Afro-Cuban music styles. He has traveled...
  • Cristian Velez (percussion)

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    Cristian Velez was born in 1979 in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. By the time he was 11 years old he start playing percussion, guitar, trumpet and bass. At 16 he became a professional musician, playing percussion, drums, and singing in local...
  • Cyro Baptista (percussion)

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    Since arriving in the U.S. in 1980 from his native country Brazil, Cyro Baptista has emerged as one of the premier percussionists in the country. Coinciding with the rise in the public’s interest of world music, Cyro has managed to...
  • D. E. Chung (percussion)

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    A California native, this producer, songwriter, percussionist grew up listening to a very eclectic mix of music,from Johnny Cash to P-Funk. He began playing percussion in High School and soon became the hand drummer for the Afro-Haitian...
  • Dan Prowse (percussion)

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    Drumset/Vocals Tympani Mallets (Marimba, Xylophone) Tabla Stage Piano Reading Teaching Studio (Virtual Synth Programming, Arranging) Travel BM 1986, NIU
  • Dan Walzer (percussion)

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    Shine is the debut album from jazz composer Dan Walzer. Recorded between 2006-2009 at the Audio Booth in Nashville, it features the stellar production work of Mark Allen with additional contributions from Walzer as well. Guest musicians...

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