Michael Lauren

Instrument: Drums | Location: Lisbon

Born: January 16, 1950

Born in New York on January 16, 1950, Michael Lauren has been drumming since the age of eight. His artistry crosses the boundaries of jazz, blues, funk, rock, world music, and classical. Michael attended The Johns Hopkins University B.A., The Peabody Conservatory of Music, and Berklee College of Music. He is a founding member of the world renowned Drummers Collective, NYC, where he taught for over twenty-five years. Michael is currently Professor of Drum Set Studies and the head of the Jazz Department at the Escola Superior de Música, Artes e Espectáculo (ESMAE) in Porto, Portugal. He is also the founder and artistic director of The International Drum Academy in Lisboa, Portugal

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”When the new mainstream threatens to be no more than a dead end alley, Michael takes it back to where it belongs, providing swing, passion and dynamics”. João Moreira Santos - “Jazz a Dois” - Antenna 2 (Portugal)

“Michael Lauren leaves a masterly and hopeful footprint with this great recorded work, in which he joins the past and the present, with effort, talent and creative originality. This is a magnificent recording with eloquent improvisations”. José Antonio García López - Tomajazz (España)

“Drummer Michael Lauren delivers a no-nonsense blowing date of hard bop-style jazz

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Primary Instrument

Drums

Location

Lisbon

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Credentials/Background

Teacher Drummers Collective (NYC) 25 years Professor Escola Superior de Música, Artes e Espectáculo (ESMAE) in Porto, Portugal. Founder and artistic director of The International Drum Academy, Lisbon, Portugal. Hours and Rates upon request

Clinic/Workshop Information

Workshops/MasterClasses over the years: What Make A Complete Drummer? Understanding Rhythm Creating the Monster Groove American Musical Drumming Styles Cross Rhythms and Polyrhythms on the Drum Set Odd Meter Drumming Rudiments and their application on the Drum Set Jazz Drumming – A Stylistic Approach History of Jazz Drumming Concepts and Approaches to Drum Soloing Michael Lauren www.michael-lauren.com whyno[email protected] 351 918 409 620

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