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Podcast Ep 19: Adam Kuns & Don Lombardi

12/11/2018
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Together Don Lombardi and Adam Kuns talk about Adams background and share some insight onto the new and updated website. Adam Kuns plays and records professionally with various groups and artist. He has studied with Gregg Bissonette, Chad Wackerman, Dick Weller and many others. He graduated from California State University Northridge as a Jazz Studies major where he had the opportunity to perform with the Jazz “A” Band. When he isn't working on programming the website here at Drum Channel,...

Duration:00:37:11

EP 18: Jonny Scott

11/29/2018
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Jonny Scott is the drummer for the popular Scottish band Chvrches. Jonny started out playing professionally on the Glasgow indie scene with momentum quickly building in his career towards joining British-American indie rock band The Kills. In 2013 Jonny played drums on Chvrches’ first album The Bones of What You Believe, featuring on the tracks “​Gun” and "Night Sky.” Jonny ​has been drumming live for Chvrches since March of 2018 and has been pretty much on the road with them ever since...

Duration:00:31:45

EP 17: John Hernandez

11/23/2018
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Johnny "Vatos" Hernandez's professional drumming career began at age seventeen with a USO tour to South Vietnam. At nineteen, he was playing in local big bands, the LACC Studio Jazz Band and the Si Zenter Big Band. During the same time, Hernandez played in a variety of pit orchestras and backing acts, like Bob Hope, Billy Daniels and Gordon McCray. In the 1970s, he played with The Helen Reddy Band and served as the house drummer of "The Midnight Special" television show. There, he played...

Duration:00:41:21

EP 16: Virgil Donati

11/15/2018
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Virgil Donati is one of the world’s most well known drummers and drum clinicians. He was born in Melbourne, Australia, where he also launched his career. He got his first drum set aged only two and literally hasn’t put the sticks down since. Since the mid-nineties he has been a household name. Residing in Los Angeles, Virgil is travelling the world as a international drumming superstar, as well as a composer and an educator. He has performed and toured with the likes of Tommy Emmanuel,...

Duration:00:38:51

EP 15: JP Bouvet

10/31/2018
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Drummer JP Bouvet of Lakeville, MN now based in New York is a Berklee alumni who has very much taken control of his career. JP, once won the Guitar Center Drum, beating over 4,500 contestants for the number one spot. After Berklee, JP moved to New York where he works as a session player and an educator. JP runs his own educational drumming resources called JP Bouvet Music where he now has over 400 video lessons covering a wide range of drumming topics including grooves, independence, fills,...

Duration:00:34:12

EP 14: David Stanoch

10/18/2018
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David Stanoch is a drummer and educator based in Minneapolis, MN. A student of masters Elliot Fine, Alan Dawson, Max Roach, Jeff Hamilton, Chad Wackerman, he has built an eclectic musical reputation performing with artists from the worlds of jazz, rock, R&B, Broadway, motion picture and television including the Airmen of Note, Jackson Browne, Hiram Bullock, Charo, George Clinton, Sheryl Crow, Richard Davis, Herb Ellis, Robert Goulet, Colonel Bruce Hampton, Scott Henderson, Freedy Johnston,...

Duration:00:52:05

EP 13: Walfredo Reyes Jr

10/11/2018
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Drummer for the band Chicago, Walfredo Reyes Jr. combines the rich history of Latin, Afro-Cuban and World Percussion with the drum set. For Walfredo Reyes, Jr., fusing the two disciplines has been his driving passion. In fact, by blazing this path, Reyes has challenged the technical levels of our instrument. Born in Cuba, raised in Puerto Rico, and culminating his musical style in the U.S., Wally (Walfredo Jr.) learned the traditions from the master, his father Walfredo Sr. He married those...

Duration:00:49:21

Ep 12: Jordan West

10/4/2018
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EP 12: Jordan West Jordan West is a drummer, vocalist, and songwriter from Indiana currently based in Los Angeles, CA. Her move to LA was largely inspired by studio legend Bob Clearmountain, who randomly stumbled upon her singing and drumming at a rock club in Indiana. He told her she should make the move out to Los Angeles and that if she did, he would love to work with her. She took his advice and they recorded their first single together, "Blueberry Smoke", featuring Andy Summers on...

EP 11: Gerry Gibbs

9/27/2018
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Gerry Gibbs is a Grammy nominated Drummer, Producer, Band Leader, Composer & Arranger who has performed with some of the most iconic jazz artists of all time including Ron Carter, Stanley Clarke, Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, Parliament Funkadelic, and more. As a Solo Artist, Gibbs has released 9 Jazz Recordings. His first, back in 1996, ‘Gerry Gibbs Sextet – The Thrasher’ features Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane with Quincy Jones as Executive Producer, while his last two recordings: ‘Gerry Gibbs...

Duration:00:34:21

EP 10: Steve Forman

9/21/2018
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EP 10: Steve Forman Well established in the LA recording studios, Steve Forman has long been recognized as one of the world’s most innovative and creative percussionists. His professional credentials began in Arizona as a contract member of the Phoenix Symphony, but his broader interests in music soon led him to the recording studios in Los Angeles. Interspersed with his early touring experience, Steve's personal trips to Brazil and Japan were important influences on his playing; he...

Duration:00:54:25

EP 9: Lindsay Artkop

9/13/2018
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Lindsay Artkop is a drummer based in Los Angeles, California. She has performed with artists of Pop, Rock, Fusion and Jazz Genres at filled arenas as well as intimate venues. She also has extensive filming experience, having played drums for TV commercials, TV Show Pilots and music videos. In May 2015, Lindsay won 1st place in Hit Like a Girl , an international competition for female drummers. Judges included Kim Thompson (Beyoncé, Late Night with Seth Meyers), Venzella Joy (Beynoncé), Didi...

Duration:00:36:07

EP 8: Thomas Lang

9/5/2018
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EP 8: Thomas Lang Thomas Lang is drumming legend originally from Vienna, Austria. Thomas now makes the California his home and is widely known as one of the most popular clinicians in the world. As a clinician Thomas has headlined at every major international drumming festival and has toured the world many times over as a solo performer. Before moving to California with his family, Thomas spent the 1990s in London where he recorded and toured with some of the most popular artists of the era...

Duration:00:32:26

EP 7: Stephen Perkins

8/29/2018
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EP 7: Stephen Perkins Stephen Perkins is a drummer from Los Angeles and is well known for being the drummer for Jane’s Addiction and later as the drummer for Porno for Pyros. Perkins started playing drums at eight years old and first met future Jane’s bandmate Dave Navarro in high school band where Nevarro was playing bass drum. In his early years Perkins was drawn to the Venice Beach drum circles where he first began to develop his love for drumming. In 1985 Jane’s Addiction was formed...

Duration:00:34:18

EP 6: Jonathan Sugarfoot Moffett

8/22/2018
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Jonathan Moffett, also known as Sugarfoot, is a drumming legend and is well known as being the drummer for Michael Jackson for over 30 years. He has also performed with Madonna, Sir Elton John, George Michael, Stevie Wonder, and many other iconic artists. Moffett was born and raised in New Orleans and began his drumming career when his father asked him and his brothers if they wanted to start playing music. Jonathan was assigned to play the drums after everyone wanted to play guitar and...

Duration:00:41:38

EP 5: Hit Like A Girl "Award Show"

8/17/2018
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In 2011 International drumming competition Hit Like A Girl was conceived by David Levine of TRX Cymbals. David felt that the musical products industry was not serving the female drumming community so he wanted to create a platform that would promote and support their development. After enlisting the help of Mindy Abovitz of Tom Tom Magazine, and Phil Hood and Andy Doerschuk at DRUM! Magazine, and the Hit Like A Girl Contest was born. Since the HLAG launched it has attracted 2000+...

Duration:01:07:17

EP 4: Peter Erskine

8/16/2018
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Peter Erskine has been playing drums at the age of four and since then his musical journey has taken him to being one of the most well respected jazz drummers of all time. Peter has performed on 700 albums and film scores, has picked up two Grammy Awards, and has an Honorary Doctorate from Berklee College of Music. Peter’s professional drumming career began with the Stan Kenton Orchestra and then on to working with Maynard Ferguson. It was soon after Peter began working with Jaco...

Duration:00:51:38

EP 3: Mona Tavakoli

8/15/2018
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Mona Tavakoli is a drummer and percussionist based in Los Angeles whose mission is to make music that unites, elevates, and connects. Mona is widely known for her work with Jason Mraz who Mona has recorded and performed with world-wide for almost a decade. Mona started playing drums age 11 with the high school band and began her professional music career 1999 at UCLA after forming the band Raining Jane. Raining Jane wrote and recorded YES! (Atlantic Records) with Jason Mraz and went on to...

Duration:00:41:25

EP 2: Curt Bisquera

8/14/2018
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Curt Bisquera, also known as “Kirkee B.”, is one of the most popular studio and touring drummers in the world. Curt began playing drums at age 3 and was playing professionally by the time he was in grade school. After finishing high school Curt attended Hollywood’s Musician’s Institute. One of Curt’s teachers at MI was Joe Porcaro and eventually met the late drumming legend Jeff Porcaro. Jeff became a huge influence for Bisquera and eventually went on to recommend him for work. While at...

Duration:00:40:22

EP 1: John Robinson

8/3/2018
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John JR Robinson is officially known as the world’s most recorded drummer. When I asked John just how many recordings he had played drums on, he told me he believed it was in the low five figures. John’s incredible drumming journey began at age 8. After learning the fundamentals and growing up on the drums, John went on to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston. John’s big break came while touring with his own band 1978. After Rufus and Chaka Khan attended one of the shows John was...

Duration:00:37:30