Drummer Nation

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

June 16th, 2018    

Drummer Nation Show #62 “Erase the Lines” 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 1 of 2) www.adamnussbaum.com

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June 1st, 2018    

Drummer Nation Show #62 “Erase the Lines” Guest: Adam Nussbaum

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. www.adamnussbaum.com 

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May 14th, 2018    

Drummer Nation #61 “We Must Teach for Tomorrow” Guest: Bob Breithaupt

Bob Breithaupt is a professor of music at Capital University in Columbus, OH, one of the most recognized percussion programs in the US. He has authored print and video instructional media and presents clinics and seminars around the world. Bob has performed with jazz artists Terry Gibbs, Byron Stripling and John Pizzarelli and has held down the drum chair in the Columbus Jazz Orchestra since 1980. He won the Yamaha Legacy Award for service to percussion education in 2014 and is a past president of the Percussive Arts Society.

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April 27th, 2018    

Drummer Nation Show #60 “Imitate Your Favorites Drummers” Guest: Billy Ward

Billy Ward has toured or recorded with B. B. King / Robbie Robertson / The Knack / Rick Springfield / Bill Champlin / Joan Osborne / Bill Evans and Chris Whitley. He's played on over 50 movie soundtracks, including That Thing You Do, Under Siege and Sister Act. He’s released several records as a leader and two highly acclaimed instructional videos. Billy also works as a producer and engineer in his private studio, Drum Pike, and continues to teach private students, drum clinics, and master classes. www.billyward.com

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April 5th, 2018    

Drummer Nation Show #59 “On the One” Guest: Lil John Roberts

One of the most sought after Jazz and R & B Drummers of his generation, John “Lil’ John” Roberts has maintained his status in the industry as the ultimate heartbeat.
His list of credits include industry greats such as: Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Prince, Sheila E, Mary J. Blige, Janet and Michael Jackson, Elton John, Al Green, BB King, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Patti Labelle, Queen Latifah, Jamie Foxx, Snoop Dog, and a host of others.
John’s television credits include Saturday Night Live, The Queen Latifah Show, and American Idol, as well as Oprah, Leno, Letterman, Ellen, Kimmel and the rest.
John works nonstop with artists such as Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Boney James, and Kirk Whalum. I caught up with him enjoying some time off at his home in Atlanta. www.liljohnroberts.com

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March 28th, 2018    

Drummer Nation Show #58 “The Chameleon” Guest: Harvey Mason archive edit

Harvey Mason ranks among the most in-demand session drummers of all-time. He has worked with  Bob James, Chick Corea, the Brecker Brothers, Lee Ritenour, and countless others. He's the drummer on Herbie Hancock’s million-seller hit “Chameleon” which he co-composed. Harvey has recorded many albums as a leader. As a producer, he introduced the world to the band Seawind. He's is a founding member of the contemporary jazz “supergroup ƒOURPLAY, for which he writes, plays, arranges and produces. Flip across your radio dial on any given day and you’re sure to come across a gem that Harvey Mason helped polish.

http://www.harveymason.net/

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February 28th, 2018    

Drummer Nation Show #56 “The Singer’s Drummer”

Best known for his work with Count Basie and Tony Bennett, in his six decades career, Harold Jones has toured and recorded with Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, B.B. King, and Ray Charles. Cited by Basie as his favorite drummer, Harold recorded an amazing 15 albums with the band in just a five year period. He authored an autobiography called The Singer’s Drummer, and was inducted into the PAS Hall of Fame in 2013. He continues at age 78 to tour and record with singer Tony Bennett, and teaches workshops at colleges and universities.

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February 22nd, 2018    

Drummer Nation Show #55 “Blur the Lines” Guest: Aldo Mazza

My guest is Aldo Mazza. We discuss his early years at McGill University and the origins of his groundbreaking multi-sensory group Repercussion, which led to the forming of Aldos's popular drum camp known as Kosa. Now in its 22nd year, the camp has expanded to Europe, South America, and Asia. Aldo's outreach through drumming and percussion continues with performances and lessons as both participant and producer of major musical events. 

https://www.kosamusic.com/aldo-mazza-home/

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February 7th, 2018    

Drummer Nation Show #53, “Drumm Business” Guest: Rick Drumm

My guest is industry veteran Rick Drumm. After his beginnings as a performer, Rick joined Remo in 1982 as a customer service rep and was soon promoted to Sales and Marketing Director. In 1993, Rick was hired as the CEO of MIDCO International, a large musical instrument distribution company.
After 3 years at MIDCO, he was hired by Vic Firth to serve as President. In 2006 - 2013, he served as President of D’Addario, where he worked to significantly reduce industry threats of counterfeit musical accessories. In 2013, he founded Traction® Business Coaching to help businesses achieve their goals.
Through it all, Rick has continued to play the drums.

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January 31st, 2018    

Drummer Nation Show #52, “I’ll Introduce You to Yourself.” Guest: Michael Carvin

Michael Carvin's musical training began at age six with his father, one of the top drummers in Houston. By the age of twelve, Carvin began playing professionally and won what would be the first of five consecutive Texas rudimental championships.

Joining Freddie Hubbard's band in 1973, Michael moved to New York where he quickly gained a reputation as one of the most formidable drummers on the jazz scene while working with Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Hank Jones, McCoy Tyner, Hampton Hawes, and singers Ruth Brown and Johnny Hartman.

Michael has established himself as one of the world's most respected drum teachers and clinicians. The alumni of the Michael Carvin School of Drumming in New York are among the elite drummers in music today. carvin@gmail.com http://www.michaelcarvin.com

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