Drummer Nation

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

May 20th, 2020    

Drummer Nation #85: Brazilian Jazz Master Duduka Da Fonseca (pt 2 of 2)

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. (pt 2 of 2)

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May 14th, 2020    

Drummer Nation LIVE! May 13, 2020

Coping with Corona: Sabian CEO Andy Zildjian is my guest.

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May 1st, 2020    

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

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 twohttp://www.drummernation.com/

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February 16th, 2020    

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

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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January 14th, 2020    

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

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.

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September 12th, 2019    

Drummer Nation #79 “Extended Focus” Guest: Tina Raymond

Tina Raymond is a drummer based in Los Angeles. She attended the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, the California Institute of the Arts, and studied jazz drum set with Joe LaBarbera, Jeff Hamilton, and the late John Von Ohlen. Her playing style blends traditional jazz vocabulary with African polyrhythms and classical percussion techniques. Raymond is an assistant professor of music at Los Angeles City College in Hollywood, CA where she teaches jazz and percussion as she continues to perform, adjudicate, and present workshops world-wide. Tina has shared the stage with many jazz luminaries. Her debut album, entitled “Left Right Left," is on Orenda Records.   http://www.tinaraymond.com/

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August 15th, 2019    

Drummer Nation #78 Guest Matt Wilson “It’s All About Imagination”

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

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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June 17th, 2019    

Drummer Nation #76 “The Quality of Sound” Guest: Bill Platt

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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May 19th, 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.https://www.waynesalzmann.com/

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