Drummer Nation

Drummers Talking Drums. Video shows from music industry veteran Michael Vosbein for drummers of all types.

April 7th, 2020    

Drummer Nation #83 “Buddy Rich, One of a Kind” Guest: author Pelle Berglund

Pelle Berglund’s new book, "Buddy Rich, One of a Kind,” offers a precise and highly detailed accounting of the events in the life of one of the foremost musical geniuses of the twentieth century. From Buddy’s early days as a child Vaudeville star, to his emergence as the most in-demand sideman of the swing era, to his eventual success with his own band, Berglund dots the landscape with the names of hundreds of musicians, band leaders, performances, and recordings. Buddy’s personal relationships with celebrities including Frank Sinatra and Johnny Carson are detailed. Never before seen photos complete this first rate accounting of the life and music of arguably the greatest drummer of all time. Click this link to enter to win a set of Istanbul Mehmet Shiny Black Bell cymbals: https://drumlink.com/category/contest/

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November 13th, 2019    

Drummer Nation Show #80 “Cause and Effect” Guest: Paul Kreibich

At the age of 23, Los Angeles drummer Paul Kreibich got his first major jazz gig with the great jazz singer Carmen McRae. Paul later auditioned for Ray Charles, was hired on the spot, and toured with Charles for four years.

He became a first call LA drummer, working with jazz luminaries Mose Allison, Anita O'Day, Rosemary Clooney and Lee Konitz. His recording credits include Dianne Reeves, Bob Cooper, Conte Candoli, Cedar Walton,  Kenny Burrell, Gene Harris, and many others. 

Paul continues to tour, record and perform locally. He's now on the music faculty at Cal State Fullerton and teaches privately. 

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November 11th, 2019    

Classic Conversations: Rikki Rockett, part 1 of 2 (Audio Only)

Classic Conversations: From the Classic Drummer archives, an interview with Poison drummer Rikki Rockett, recorded at the 2017 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA.

September 12th, 2019    

Drummer Nation #79 “Extended Focus” Guest: Tina Raymond (Audio Only)

Tina Raymond is a drummer based in Los Angeles. She attended the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, the California Institute of the Arts, and studied jazz drum set with Joe LaBarbera, Jeff Hamilton, and the late John Von Ohlen. Her playing style blends traditional jazz vocabulary with African polyrhythms and classical percussion techniques. Raymond is an assistant professor of music at Los Angeles City College in Hollywood, CA where she teaches jazz and percussion as she continues to perform, adjudicate, and present workshops world-wide. Tina has shared the stage with many jazz luminaries. Her debut album, entitled “Left Right Left," is on Orenda Records.


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October 24th, 2018    

Drummer Nation Show #69 “Enjoy Each Moment” Guest: David Garibaldi

David Garibaldi emerged onto the scene in the early 1970’s by fueling the classic recordings of the group Tower of Power with his innovative and now iconic funk vocabulary. His formal mentors were Chuck Brown and Murray Spivak but David absorbed much from the rhythms of the Oakland, CA music scene as well as the drumming of Zigaboo Modeliste and Bernard Purdie. His style is intricate and demanding, continually pushing the envelope of rhythmic possibilities, but always deeply infused with funk, groove, and musicality. In January of 2017, David was severely injured in a train accident, placing his career in jeopardy. After a lengthy rehabilitation, he is once again touring with Tower of Power, back in driver’s seat of the legendary band he helped to create.

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June 16th, 2018    

Drummer Nation Show #63 “No Guarantees” Guest: Adam Nussbaum

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Adam Nussbaum has played with a virtual "Who's Who” in the jazz world, including John Abercrombie, Michael & Randy Brecker, Stan Getz, and Joe Sample. He is an in-demand educator doing Clinics and Master Classes at such institutions as Berklee, NYU, the New School, and at numerous Conservatories around the world. He’s authored and produced the Art of Playing Brushes, a multi DVD offering from Hudson Music and has been involved in instrument design with Zildjian and Sonor. His new release as a leader is called The Leadbelly Project. (Part 2 of 2) www.adamnussbaum.com

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March 6th, 2018    

Drummer Nation Show #57: “Beyond Bop Drumming” Guest: John Riley

John Riley began studying with Joe Morello in 1971, after meeting him at a drum symposium. John went on to attend the University of North Texas, where he played with the famed One O'clock Lab Band. After college he toured and recorded with Woody Herman and went on to freelance in New York with Stan Getz, Milt Jackson, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, John Scofield, and many others. He earned  Mel Lewis’ coveted chair as his successor in the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, which he has played with for more than two decades. He is on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music, and is an Artist in Residence at Amsterdam Conservatory, in Holland. John is also the author of numerous popular method books and has taught master classes around the world. www.johnriley.org   Website         Newsletter         Become a Patron

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February 15th, 2018    

Drummer Nation Show #54 “Learn Jazz, Play Anything” Guest Rich Thompson

Rich Thompson is an Associate Professor of jazz studies and contemporary media at the Eastman School of Music and is a member of the Eastman Jazz Trio and Quartet with Harold Danko, Clay Jenkins and Jeff Campbell. He has toured and recorded with  the Count Basie Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic and many major orchestras throughout the United States and Canada. Rich has given concerts and masterclasses and concerts all over the world. He sat for this interview on a road date with the Byron Stripling quartet featuring renowned trumpeter Doc Severinsen. This is his second appearance on Drummer Nation.
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December 25th, 2017    

Drummer Nation show #47: 2017 Holiday Show: John Cushon performance

Encore holiday show performance by artist John Cushon. Happy Holidays! 


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July 30th, 2017    

Drummer Nation Show #31 “Teaching is a Privilege” Patrick Bowen (Audio)

Drummer Nation Show #31 “Teaching is a Privilege” Patrick Bowen

Patrick Bowen teachers at the Las vegas Academy of Performing Arts. It's a Grammy award winning program. He's also the principle percussionist in the Las Vegas Philharmonic and plays live shows on the Vegas strip from Mama Mia to Lady Gaga.

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