Drummer Nation

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

September 17th, 2018    

Drummer Nation Show #67 “Versatile Veteran” Guest: Joe Corsello

Drummer Joe Corsello was born and raised in Stamford, Connecticut. Joe studied at Berklee under drum legend Alan Dawson and later, with Joe Hunt. As the house drummer for Michael’s Pub in New York, Joe backed jazz greats Red Norvo, Hank Jones, Zoot Simms, and pianist, Marian McPartland, and toured with Benny Goodman and Peggy Lee. Joe is a co-founder of the jazz/rock band, New York Mary. The band recorded two successful records and toured with the B52′s, Patti Smith, Stevie Wonder and Tony Williams Lifetime band. Joe currently travels with saxophonist Sonny Rollins and can be heard on recordings with Rollins, Marian McPartland, Benny Goodman, Mike Mainari, and the list goes on…… www.joecorsello.com

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August 30th, 2018    

Drummer Nation Show #66 “Two Percent Jazz, Ninety Eight Percent Funk. Guest: Jim Payne

Jim Payne has a long career as a drummer, educator, producer, and collaborator with the best musicians in jazz and funk. Jim has performed with Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis, Michael Brecker, Dave Liebman, and the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra. His performance venues have included the  Montreux, North Sea and Paris Jazz Festivals. An established teacher in New York City, Jim taught at Drummers Collective, Drummers World, Modern Drum Shop, and the Manhattan School of Music.  Jim is the author of eight instructional and biographical books/DVD.  Currently, he is a member of the online faculty at Berklee College of Music. He now lives in Monterey, California, where he concentrates on teaching and performing. Jim has a new online teaching course in which he works directly with his students from all over the world. www.funkydrummer.com

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August 30th, 2018    

Drummer Nation Show #65 “Make it Funky” Guest: Erik Hargrove

Erik Hargrove gained an international reputation during the 7 years he spent performing all over the world with the great James Brown. On that gig Erik shared the stage with Michael Jackson, Sting, Lenny Kravitz, Elton John, and many more. With the death of James Brown, Erik toured with fellow Brown alumni, bassist Bootsy Collins. After a stint drumming with the Ringling Bros Barnum and Bailey circus, Erik now makes his home in Singapore where he lives and works with notable artists.

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July 3rd, 2018    

Drummer Nation Show #64 “Do Your Homework” Guest: Joe LaBarbera

Joe LaBarbera hails from a musical family. His siblings Pat and John are also mainstays on the jazz scene. Joe He was formally educated at the Berklee College of Music where he was noticed by Chuck Mangione and Woody Herman. His subsequent move to NewYork led to work with established jazz headliners Jim Hall, Phil Woods, and Gary Burton. In 1978 Joe joined the great Bill Evans trio and remained until Evan’s death. He now lives in L.A. where he has been teaching at Cal-Arts since 1993. Joe is on the faculty of the long-standing Bud Shank Jazz Workshop and has served on the National Endowment for the Arts Council in Washington, D.C., and has been a guest at many other colleges as both performer and lecturer.

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June 16th, 2018    

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

Part 2 of 2

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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June 16th, 2018    

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

Part 1 of 2

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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