Drummer Nation

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

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.

 

 

 

November 23rd, 2019    

Johnny Vidacovich Unscripted!

New Orleans drummer Johnny Vidacovich is an expert in the unique Second Line musical drumming tradition. He is highly sought after for his contributions in styles from jazz and Dixieland to blues and R&B. No drummer's trip to New Orleans is complete without hearing Johnny play at one of the many local venues. What do you ask a living legend to talk about on his own show? Anything he wants to...Unscripted.

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November 22nd, 2019    

Johnny Vidacovich Unscripted! Episode One (Audio Only)

New Orleans drummer Johnny Vidacovich is an expert in the unique Second Line musical drumming tradition. He is highly sought after for his contributions in styles from jazz and Dixieland to blues and R&B. No drummer's trip to New Orleans is complete without hearing Johnny play at one of the many local venues. What do you ask a living legend to talk about on his own show? Anything he wants to...Unscripted.

November 13th, 2019    

Drummer Nation Show #80 “Cause and Effect” Guest: Paul Kreibich

At the age of 23, Los Angeles drummer Paul Kreibich got his first major jazz gig with the great jazz singer Carmen McRae. Paul later auditioned for Ray Charles, was hired on the spot, and toured with Charles for four years.

He became a first call LA drummer, working with jazz luminaries Mose Allison, Anita O'Day, Rosemary Clooney and Lee Konitz. His recording credits include Dianne Reeves, Bob Cooper, Conte Candoli, Cedar Walton,  Kenny Burrell, Gene Harris, and many others. 

Paul continues to tour, record and perform locally. He's now on the music faculty at Cal State Fullerton and teaches privately. 

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November 13th, 2019    

Classic Conversations #1 Guest: Rikki Rockett

Steve Bryant reaches into the archives of Classic Drummer Magazine for never-before-seen video of the interviews that sourced the print articles. In this instance, Rikki Rockett was interviewed at the 2017 NAMM show by Michael Vosbein. Part one of two. 

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November 12th, 2019    

Drummer Nation Show #80 “Cause and Effect” Guest: Paul Kreibich (Audio Only)

At the age of 23, Los Angeles drummer Paul Kreibich got his first major jazz gig with the great jazz singer Carmen McRae. Paul later auditioned for Ray Charles, was hired on the spot, and toured with Charles for four years.

He became a first call LA drummer, working with jazz luminaries Mose Allison, Anita O'Day, Rosemary Clooney and Lee Konitz. His recording credits include Dianne Reeves, Bob Cooper, Conte Candoli, Cedar Walton,  Kenny Burrell, Gene Harris, and many others. 

Paul continues to tour, record and perform locally. He's now on the music faculty at Cal State Fullerton and teaches privately. 

November 11th, 2019    

Classic Conversations: Rikki Rockett, part 1 of 2 (Audio Only)

Classic Conversations: From the Classic Drummer archives, an interview with Poison drummer Rikki Rockett, recorded at the 2017 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA.

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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September 12th, 2019    

Drummer Nation #79 “Extended Focus” Guest: Tina Raymond (Audio Only)

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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