Drummer Nation

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

May 13th, 2020    

Drummer Nation LIVE! May 13, 2020 (Audio Version)

Coping with Covid: a discussion with Sabian CEO, Andy Zildjian

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February 16th, 2020    

Drummer Nation Show #82 Guest: Bill Goodwin “What Do You Want to Do?” Audio Only

Bill Goodwin began his professional career at the age of seventeen with saxophonist Charles Lloyd. During the 1960s, he worked with Art Pepper, Bud Shank, George Shearing, and many other jazz luminaries. In 1969, Bill moved east to work with Gary Burton and settled in the Pocono Mountains. In 1974, he became a founding member of the Phil Woods Quartet, remaining with Woods for some forty years as a drummer and record producer, and winning three Grammys. Crossing genres, he’s also worked with Tom Waits's and Jefferson Airplane. He’s been teaching at William Paterson University in New Jersey since 1970.

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August 15th, 2019    

Drummer Nation #78 Guest Matt Wilson “It’s All About Imagination” (Audio Only)

Matt Wilson is truly inspiring. Undeterred by personal obstacles, his playing, like his personality, embodies humor, warmth, surprise, and always an infectious sense of swing. It’s no wonder he is one of the most in-demand players and educators on the modern jazz scene. For this interview, I decided to ask him to respond to some of the many quotable quips he’s known for. What emerges, is a glimpse of the inner joy that drives him.

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June 17th, 2019    

Drummer Nation #76 “The Quality of Sound” Guest: Bill Platt (Audio Only)

Bill Platt studied at the Eastman School of Music under William Street. A stint in the US Army Band was followed by 40 years as Principal Percussionist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Bill recorded well over 100 recordings covering much of the Symphonic orchestral literature. Bill is the solo snare drummer on that orchestra’s acclaimed recordings of Ravel's Bolero. Also an avid jazz drummer, Bill teaches occasionally for his friend Peter Erskine at USC. Bill serves on the advisory board of the Percussive Arts Society and has performed at PASIC with its Symphonic Emeritus.

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March 21st, 2019    

Drummer Nation #74: “Swim with the Sharks” Guest Rich Redmond

Rich Redmond is based in Nashville and L.A., where his versatile drumming is the sound behind many of today’s top talents. Rich has performed with Kelly Clarkson, Garth Brooks, Chris Cornell, and scores of others. With Jason Aldean, Rich has recorded 23 #1 singles. He’s been on Leno, Conan, Ellen and Jimmy Fallon as well as Saturday Night Live, and the Grammys. Rich was voted “Best Country Drummer” and “Best Clinician” by Modern Drummer and “Best Country Drummer” by Drum! Magazine. Rich loves to mentor and teach. As a member of the production team, New Voice Entertainment.

September 5th, 2017    

Drummer Nation Show #34 “Right Stick. Right Sound.” Chris Bennett (Audio)

Bopworks Drumsticks founder Chris Bennett discusses the relationship between stick design and cymbal sounds. 

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August 12th, 2017    

Drummer Nation Show #33 “The Best You Can Play is to Be Yourself” Rich Thompson (Audio)

Rich Thompson has been a jazz educator at the prestigious Eastman School of Music for two decades. I sat with him at the annual Jazz Eductor Network  (JEN) Conference in New Orleans earlier this year.   

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August 8th, 2017    

Drummer Nation Show #32 “Rhythm Section Specialist” Dennis Mackrel (Audio)

 Jazz great Dennis Mackrel has played with legions of legends. His work in small groups, big bands and shows has kept him at the top of his game in NYC for decades. He's an accomplished writer, arranger, and a notable educator. He's also served as the leader of the Count Basie Orchestra.       


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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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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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