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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May 1st, 2020    

Drummer Nation #84: Brazilian Jazz Master Duduka Da Fonseca (pt 1 of 2) (Audio Version)

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Duduka Da Fonseca started playing drums when he was thirteen. He moved to New York City in 1975 and was the founder and leader of Brazilian All Stars, Brazilian Express, and the New York Samba Band. He was a teacher at the Drummers Collective and wrote an instructional book, Brazilian Rhythms for Drumset. He is a founding member and co-leader of Trio Da Paz and leads the Duduka DaFonseca Trio. Part one of twhttp://www.drummernation.com/

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January 14th, 2020    

Drummer Nation Show #81 Guest: Danny Seraphine “Street Player” Audio Only

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and pioneering jazz-rock drummer, Danny Seraphine, is a founding member of the legendary band Chicago.The iconic group has earned 23 gold, 18 platinum, and 8 multi-platinum albums, as well as 21 top-ten singles. In 2016 Danny and the band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Critically acclaimed as an instrumentalist and a composer,  Danny Seraphine is considered a founding father of jazz rock drumming, and was ranked by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the top 100 drummers of all time.  We had a great conversation about his highly influential style and how he developed it, as well as the content of today's music scene.




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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July 11th, 2019    

Drummer Nation #77: “Never Take ‘No’ For An Answer” Guest Rob Wallis (Audio Only)

Rob Wallis is the President/CEO of Hudson Music and Drum Guru. He owned Drummer's Collective for over 30 years and was the executive producer of some of your favorite DCI Music Video tapes. He's worked with and is respected by some of the biggest drummers in the world and has produced literally several hundred books, videos and dvd’s over the past 35 years. The secret to his success is persistence and never taking 'no' for an answer.

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May 27th, 2019    

Drummer Nation #75 Guest: Wayne Salzmann

Wayne Salzmann is a versatile and active drummer, best known for his work touring and recording with Grammy winning guitar virtuoso, Eric Johnson. He is one of the most in demand session and live drummers in Austin, Texas, where he is currently the drum set instructor at the University of Texas at Austin. He has also performed and/or recorded with guitarists Joe Satriani, Mike Stern, Robben Ford, and Albert Lee. Wayne has been featured on dozens of albums and music videos in the Jazz, Blues, Rock, Funk, R&B, Brazilian, African, and Classical genres. He’s recorded commercials, TV shows, and Hollywood film soundtracks, and toured extensively throughout the world. He also writes and arranges music for his own project, Wayne Salzmann’s Groove Society.

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.


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