Drummer Nation

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

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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July 23rd, 2017    

Drummer Nation Show #30 “Diva Jazz” Sherrie Maricle (Audio)

Sherrie Maricle has been a staple on the NYC scene for many years. She's been the long time steady drummer for the NY Pops Orchestra, a teacher at NYU, and co-founder and band leader of the Diva Jazz Orchestra. I am happy she found the time for this interview via Skype. www.divajazz.com

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July 9th, 2017    

Drummer Nation Show #29 “It’s a Family” John Dechristopher (Audio)

Guest John Dechristopher discusses his long career as the artist relations manager for Zildjian. He explains the family nature of artist endorsements and details his new business venture, Viper Entertainment.

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June 25th, 2017    

Drummer Nation Show #28 “35 Years at Ludwig” Jim Catalano (Audio)

Jim Catalano has worked in marketing for Ludwig  for 35 years. We talked at the Chicago Drum Show about his career with the iconic brand and as a working  musician.

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June 11th, 2017    

Drummer Nation Show #27 “I Measure My Wealth in Friends” Ronn Dunnett (Audio)

Interview with legendary drum-smith Ronn Dunnett. We discuss his unique approach to drum construction, competition and receiving the International Titanium Association’s (ITA) 2016 Application Development award.   http://www.dunnett.com

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April 11th, 2017    

Drummer Nation Show #23 “Playing for the Benefit of the Band” Jim White (Audio)

Interview with Jim White from 2017 JEN conference. The title is taken from Jim's reference to a vocal instructional recording from Baby Dodds. See link below. Jim also discusses his early years studying with Ed Soph at UNT, his stint with Maynard Ferguson, and his teaching position at the University of Northern Colorado.
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March 28th, 2017    

Drummer Nation Show #22, “Jazz is the Teacher. Funk is the Preacher.” Stanton Moore (Audio)

Stanton Moore interview from the JEN conference in New Orleans in January. Stanton talks about the practice techniques he's utilized to move his playing in more of a jazz direction, including his new focus on playing brushes. He now leads a working/recording jazz trio you'll hear in performance in this video.  www.stantonmoore.com

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