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Discussions in Percussion

By Damon Grant

A percussion podcast that documents history and tries to provide some education (and entertainment) for the next generation. Damon and Marcos sit down with some of the greatest percussionists and percussion educators on earth and talk about some of the adventures they have had. A collection of conversations from the musicians who have the view from behind.

  1. 1.
    #133 Julie Angelis-Boehler: SFC, Principal Timpanist of The US Army Band “Pershing's Own" & More!07/17/2019
    1:55:11
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    #132 Obed Calvaire: Drummer for the SFJAZZ Collective and More!07/10/2019
    1:49:25
  3. 3.
    #131 Kevin Ricard: Percussionist for American Idol, The Tonight Show, Kenny Loggins & More!07/03/2019
    2:22:40
  4. 4.
    #130 Nick D'Virgilio: Drummer, Specialist at Sweetwater & More!06/26/2019
    1:30:36
  5. 5.
    #129 Luis Conte: Percussionist, Educator, Author and More!06/19/2019
    1:52:31
  6. 6.
    #128 Dafnis Prieto: Grammy Winning Drummer, Educator, Composer & More!06/12/2019
    2:01:33
  7. 7.
    #127 Jamie Eckert: Steel Pan/Percussionist, Percussion Faculty at Umass Dartmouth and More!06/05/2019
    1:35:00
  8. 8.
    #126 Michael Compitello: Percussionist with the Collective, KU Percussion Faculty & More!05/29/2019
    1:33:53
  1. 9.
    #125 Warren Wolf: Vibraphonist for the SF Jazz Collective, Lincoln Center & More!05/22/2019
    1:22:49
  2. 10.
    #124 Joey De Leon: Percussionist, Podcaster, Educator and More!05/15/2019
    2:43:15
  3. 11.
    #123 Tom Aungst: Composer & Educator for The Cadets, Dartmouth Public Schools & More!05/08/2019
    1:28:13
  4. 12.
    #122 Wilson "Chembo" Corniel: Latin Jazz Conga Master, Educator & More!05/01/2019
    1:32:54
  5. 13.
    #121 Neil Larrivee: Vice President at Vic Firth & Zildjian/Staff at The Cadets Drum Corps04/24/2019
    1:31:53
  6. 14.
    #120 Ben O'Brien Smith-Co-Host of the Sounds Like a Drum Video Series, Marketing & Media Guru & More!04/17/2019
    1:47:57
  7. 15.
    #119 DnP Round Table 3: Feat. Javier Raez, Marcos Lopez, Marcos Torres & Damon Grant04/11/2019
    1:14:57
  8. 16.
    #118 Diego Alvarez: Percussionist and Cajon Master04/03/2019
    1:27:07
  9. 17.
    #117 Andy Moffatt: Drummer for the Eagles Drumline (NFL)03/27/2019
    1:21:28
  10. 18.
    #116 Eddie Montalvo: Conguero for Hector Lavoe, Willie Colon, Ruben Blades Y Seis Del Solar and More!03/20/2019
    2:49:29
  11. 19.
    #115 Giovanni Hidalgo: Master Percussionist (aka G.O.A.T.)03/13/2019
    2:27:27
  12. 20.
    #114 Brad Dutz: Multi-Percussionist & Faculty at Cal State Long Beach!03/06/2019
    1:56:23
  13. 21.
    #113 Steve Houghton: Drummer, Educator & Writer!02/27/2019
    1:29:47
  14. 22.
    #112 Joe DeVito: CPA (Tax tips to maximize your money & avoid being audited)!!!02/20/2019
    1:13:07
  15. 23.
    #111 Ray Yslas: Percussionist with Chicago, Paul Stanley, Christina Aguilera and More!02/13/2019
    1:37:28
  16. 24.
    #110 Satnam Ramgotra: Percussionist for Hans Zimmer, Galactic Booty Co., Alien Chatter and More!02/06/2019
    1:42:31
  17. 25.
    #109 Scott Quintana: Drummer for Kacey Musgraves and more!01/30/2019
    2:13:36
  18. 26.
    #108 John Roesch: Foley Artist for Skywalker Sound01/23/2019
    1:17:50
  19. 27.
    #107 Paoli Mejias: Percussionist for Santana, Eddie Palmieri and More!01/16/2019
    1:48:58
  20. 28.
    #106 Tony Escapa: Drummer for Ricky Martin and More!01/09/2019
    1:48:59
  21. 29.
    #105 Royal Hartigan: Drummer, Percussionist, Educator & Author!01/02/2019
    1:11:03
  22. 30.
    #104 Jon Hazilla: Drummer and Faculty at Berklee College of Music12/26/2018
    1:09:53
  23. 31.
    #103 Iain Moyer: Arranger/Educator, The Boston Crusaders and Widener University!12/19/2018
    1:14:05
  24. 32.
    #102 Rónán Ó Snodaigh-Bodhrán Master and founding member of the band Kíla!12/12/2018
    1:29:27
  25. 33.
    #101 Iúri Oliveira: Portuguese Percussionist for Sara Alhinho and More!12/05/2018
    1:36:47
  26. 34.
    #100 Pete Lockett: Percussionist for Jeff Beck, Björk, Various Film Scores and More!11/28/2018
    1:11:08
  27. 35.
    #99 Nate Wood: Multi-instrumentalist for Kneebody, fOUR, Donny McCaslin, Wayne Krantz, and More!11/20/2018
    1:08:24
  28. 36.
    #98 Ed Choi: Principal Percussionist for the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra!11/14/2018
    1:09:58
  29. 37.
    #97 Andy Smith: Multi Percussionist, Drummer for the Batuque Trio & Faculty at UTEP11/06/2018
    1:22:18
  30. 38.
    #96 Nick Angelis: Rudimental Snare Drum Champion, Blast! Faculty at the University of Cincinnati & More!10/31/2018
    1:55:19
  31. 39.
    #95 Chris Robley: Singer/Songwriter, Blogger, Podcaster & Music Industry Professional!10/24/2018
    1:30:42
  32. 40.
    #94 Taku Hirano: Percussionist for Fleetwood Mac, Bette Midler, Whitney Houston and More!10/17/2018
    1:22:34
  33. 41.
    #93 Jessie Caraballo: Timbalero and Drummer for Marc Anthony!10/10/2018
    1:31:07
  34. 42.
    #92 Carter McLean: Drummer for the Lion King, Charlie Hunter and More!10/03/2018
    1:13:59
  35. 43.
    #91 Nate Werth: Percussionist for Ghost Note, Snarky Puppy and More!09/26/2018
    1:28:49
  36. 44.
    #90 Josh Dion: Drummer and Multi-Instrumentalist for Paris Monster09/19/2018
    1:17:13
  37. 45.
    #89 Umass Amherst Roundtable: Thom Hannum, Colin McNutt & Ian Hale09/12/2018
    1:33:05
  38. 46.
    #88 Doug Hinrichs: Broadway Percussionist, Inventor of One Handed Triangle09/05/2018
    1:27:41
  39. 47.
    #87 Walfredo De Los Reyes Sr.: Cuban Master Percussionist08/29/2018
    1:21:35
  40. 48.
    #86 Jon Epcar: Drummer for Mean Girls, Carney, Spiderman on Broadway and More!08/22/2018
    1:45:59
  41. 49.
    #85 Paulo Stagnaro: Conga Chops/Ryan Gruss: The Loop Loft08/15/2018
    1:24:25
  42. 50.
    #84 Jim Ancona: Percussionist, Educator, Writer and More!08/08/2018
    1:41:35
  43. 51.
    #83 Ian Hale: Percussionist & Educator for Calgary Stampede, Spirit of America & More!08/01/2018
    1:43:17
  44. 52.
    #82 Gerald Myles-Elite Educator, Drummer & Percussionist for Disney, Cirque & The Army Volunteers07/25/2018
    2:27:15
  45. 53.
    #81 Dani Markham-Percussionist for Childish Gambino, Tune-Yards and More!07/18/2018
    1:24:22
  46. 54.
    #80 Negah Santos: Percussionist for Jon Batiste & Stay Human and More!07/11/2018
    1:23:45
  47. 55.
    #79 Pablo "Chino" Nuñez: Multiple Grammy/Latin Grammy Winner, Percussionist, Producer & More!07/04/2018
    2:22:08
  48. 56.
    #78 Jamey Haddad: Percussionist for Paul Simon, Faculty at Oberlin Conservatory and More!06/27/2018
    2:35:12
  49. 57.
    #77 Aaron Draper & Devin Webster: Eminem's Powerhouse Percussion Section!06/20/2018
    1:22:23
  50. 58.
    #76 Keita Ogawa: Percussionist for Charlie Hunter, Snarky Puppy, Banda Magda and More!06/13/2018
    1:43:55
  51. 59.
    #75 Kahlil Cummings: Percussionist for Kamasi Washington, Capoeirista and More!06/06/2018
    1:25:59
  52. 60.
    #74 Memorial Day Mailbag: We Answer Your Questions on this Holiday!05/30/2018
    1:07:48
  53. 61.
    #73 Henry Cole: Grammy Award Winning Drummer, Sideman, Bandleader, Educator & More!05/23/2018
    1:44:59
  54. 62.
    #72 Bill Bachman: Rudimental Great, Educator, Author & Inventor!05/16/2018
    1:26:19
  55. 63.
    #71 DNP Round Table- Feat Camilo Molina, Marcos Lopez, Gabo Lugo & Javier Raez05/09/2018
    1:42:20
  56. 64.
    #70 Papo Pepin: Percussionist for Roberto Roena, Willie Rosario and Countless Others!05/02/2018
    2:11:17
  57. 65.
    #69 "Gabo" Lugo: Percussionist, Producer & Audio Engineer!04/25/2018
    1:18:46
  58. 66.
    #68 Jeff Queen: Rudimental Snare Drum Champion, Founding Cast Member of Blast! & Faculty at Butler University04/18/2018
    1:18:10
  59. 67.
    #67 Anthony Almonte: Percussionist for Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul, Grupo Arcano & More!04/11/2018
    1:37:02
  60. 68.
    #66 Dr. Andy Bliss: Artistic Director of Nief-Norf & Faculty at The University of Tennessee04/04/2018
    1:32:40
  61. 69.
    #65 Nate Morton: Drummer for NBC's "The Voice" and More!03/27/2018
    2:02:44
  62. 70.
    #64 Mel Brown: Author of "From Zero to Sideman" & Grammy Award Winning Bassist03/21/2018
    1:59:08
  63. 71.
    #63 Chris Lamb: Principal Percussionist for the NY Philharmonic & Head of Percussion at Manhattan School of Music03/14/2018
    1:35:39
  64. 72.
    #62 Eric Velez: Percussionist for Marc Anthony and several others!03/07/2018
    1:33:00
  65. 73.
    #61 Justin Thomas: Vibraphonist for Capital Cities, Ludracris and More!02/28/2018
    1:23:33
  66. 74.
    #60 Mona Tavakoli: Percussionist for Jason Mraz, Raining Jane and More!02/21/2018
    1:24:32
  67. 75.
    #59 "Doc" Gibbs: Percussionist for Grover Washington Jr., Emeril, Al Jarreau & More!02/14/2018
    1:36:22
  68. 76.
    #58 Leigh Howard Stevens: Marimba Virtuoso & CEO of the Malletech Corporation02/07/2018
    1:53:08
  69. 77.
    #57 Tony Miceli & David Friedman: Master Vibraphone Players01/31/2018
    1:35:50
  70. 78.
    #56 Roland Dénes: Timpanist of the Budapest Festival Orchestra01/24/2018
    1:59:03
  71. 79.
    #55 Renato Thoms: Percussionist for Gato Barbieri, Hilton Ruiz, Sol Y Canto and More!01/17/2018
    2:09:33
  72. 80.
    #54 Kristen Gleeson-Prata: Drummer for Børns & Freelance Writer!01/10/2018
    1:10:05
  73. 81.
    #53 New Year, New Moon, New Phone.....Who Dis?01/03/2018
    1:19:20
  74. 82.
    #52 Suz Paulinski & Cheryl B. Engelhardt: CEOs of Rockstar Advocate, CBE Music & In The Key of Success12/27/2017
    1:06:03
  75. 83.
    #51 Dr. Brian Zator: PAS President & Director of Percussion at Texas A&M University-Commerce12/20/2017
    1:10:57
  76. 84.
    #50 Marc Quiñones: Percussionist for The Allman Brothers, Willie Colon, Marc Anthony, 8 Y Mas & More!12/13/2017
    3:08:29
  77. 85.
    #49 Neil Grover: Percussionist for the Boston Pops Orchestra & Founder of Grover Pro Percussion!12/05/2017
    1:20:37
  78. 86.
    #48 Colin McNutt: Educator & Writer for The Boston Crusaders, Calgary Stampede and More!11/29/2017
    1:15:19
  79. 87.
    #47 Jhair Sala: Percussionist for the Pedro Martinez Group and others!11/22/2017
    1:29:05
  80. 88.
    #46 Weedie Braimah: Djembefola & Percussionist for Fourchestra, Christian Scott, The Nth Power & More!11/15/2017
    1:13:09
  81. 89.
    #45 Jacquelene Acevedo: Percussionist for Flor De Toloache, Jeremy Pelt and More!11/08/2017
    1:14:26
  82. 90.
    #44 Bob Weiner: Drummer for Harry Belafonte, Jon Lucien, Andy Statman, Educator & Author11/01/2017
    1:58:52
  83. 91.
    #43 JJ Johnson & Tyler "Falcon" Greenwell: Drummers for the Tedeschi Trucks Band!10/25/2017
    1:42:51
  84. 92.
    #42 Bobby Allende: Percussionist for Tito Nieves, Marc Anthony, 8 Y Mas & Gov't Mule!10/18/2017
    1:45:58
  85. 93.
    #41 Ralph Irizarry: Grammy winning Timbalero for Ruben Blades, Ray Barretto, Timbalaye & More!10/11/2017
    2:35:25
  86. 94.
    #40 Jose Madera: Percussionist for Tito Puente, Machito, James Brown & More!10/04/2017
    1:35:09
  87. 95.
    #39 Michael Spiro: Master Percussionist, Educator and Co-Founder of Talking Drums09/26/2017
    1:30:34
  88. 96.
    #38 Reinaldo DeJesus: Percussionist for Antibalas, Lauryn Hill, Dispatch & More!09/19/2017
    1:33:48
  89. 97.
    #37 Jason Treuting: Percussionist & Founding Member of Sō Percussion09/13/2017
    1:19:17
  90. 98.
    #36 Eduardo Leandro: Percussionist with Duo Contexto, Conductor and Faculty at Stony Brook University09/06/2017
    1:31:40
  91. 99.
    #35 Karl Perazzo: Percussionist for Santana, Cal Tjader, Avance & More!08/29/2017
    1:49:08
  92. 100.
    #34 Daniel Sadownick: Percussionist for Screaming Headless Torsos, Taylor Swift, Nicholas Payton and More!08/23/2017
    1:19:54
  93. 101.
    #33 Robert Van Sice: Percussion Faculty for Yale School of Music, Peabody Conservatory & Curtis Institute of Music!08/16/2017
    1:25:12
  94. 102.
    #32 Johnny "Dandy" Rodriguez Jr: Percussionist for Tito Puente, Tipica 73, Fania All-Stars and More!08/09/2017
    1:56:48
  95. 103.
    #31 Victor Pablo: Percussionist for the Mobius Percussion Group, Broadway, Nestor Torres & More!08/02/2017
    1:32:26
  96. 104.
    #30 Kwame Henry Jones: West African Percussion Specialist, Educator and West African Drum Builder07/26/2017
    1:24:20
  97. 105.
    #29 Marcelo Woloski: Grammy Winning Percussionist for Snarky Puppy, Banda Magda & More!07/18/2017
    1:33:18
  98. 106.
    #28 Travis McNabb: Drummer for Better Than Ezra, Sugarland, Frankie Ballard and More!07/12/2017
    1:33:07
  99. 107.
    #27 Kit Karlson: Producer, Recording/Mixing Engineer, & Multi-Instrumentalist (including percussion)07/04/2017
    1:25:25
  100. 108.
    #26 Ryan Gruss: Owner/Founder of The Loop Loft, Producer & Drummer!06/27/2017
    1:40:52
  101. 109.
    Episode #25: Thanks for Listening! (Happy Anniversary)06/21/2017
    57:24
  102. 110.
    #24 Camilo Molina-Gaetán: Percussionist for Eddie Palmieri and More (Part 2, The Lost Files)06/14/2017
    1:32:38
  103. 111.
    #23 Samuel Torres: Conga Great, Composer, Arranger & Percussionist for Arturo Sandoval06/07/2017
    1:25:47
  104. 112.
    #22 Marcie Chapa: Percussionist for Beyoncé, CeeLo Green and More!05/31/2017
    1:08:19
  105. 113.
    #21 Camilo Molina-Gaetán: Percussionist for Eddie Palmieri and More! (Part 1)05/23/2017
    40:04
  106. 114.
    #20 Eguie Castrillo: Timbale Great & Berklee Percussion Faculty05/17/2017
    1:15:58
  107. 115.
    #19 Stefon Harris: 4 Time Grammy Nominated Vibraphone/Marimba Player & Head of Manhattan School of Music Dept. of Jazz05/10/2017
    59:23
  108. 116.
    #18 Andy Tamulynas: Category Manager of Drumsticks & Mallets for Vic Firth/Zildjian Company05/02/2017
    1:07:50
  109. 117.
    #17 Sarah Hagan: Head of Artist Relations for the Zildjian Cymbal Company04/25/2017
    58:50
  110. 118.
    #16 Valerie Naranjo: Percussionist for SNL, The Lion King and Gyil Master!04/18/2017
    48:40
  111. 119.
    #15 Dominique Thomas: Percussionist for John Legend, Jill Scott & More!04/12/2017
    1:13:27
  112. 120.
    #14 Fausto Cuevas III: Percussionist for J. Lo, Stevie Wonder, La Clave Secreta & More!04/04/2017
    1:11:27
  113. 121.
    #13 Dr. Julie Hill: Chair, Dept. of Music at UTM, Past President of PAS, Caixa Percussion Trio & More!03/28/2017
    1:18:13
  114. 122.
    #12 Kassandra Kocoshis: Percussionist for Beat Mosaic, Ensemble Español & More!03/21/2017
    1:26:51
  115. 123.
    #11 SFC Glenn Robertson & SFC Rob Marino: Percussionists for the Army Field Band (& Six String Soldiers)03/15/2017
    1:26:53
  116. 124.
    #10 Aaron Draper: Percussionist for Adele, Rihanna, Dr. Dre, Jill Scott & More!03/07/2017
    1:10:05
  117. 125.
    #9 Scott Kettner: Founder of Nationbeat, Maracatu NY, World Drum Lessons & New School Faculty02/28/2017
    1:02:43
  118. 126.
    #8 MSG Mark Reilly: Drum Group Leader for U.S. Army Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps02/22/2017
    1:30:13
  119. 127.
    #7 Marcos J. Lopez: Percussionist for Lila Downs, Thalia, Max Weinberg and more!02/14/2017
    1:10:22
  120. 128.
    #6 Martin Cohen & Javier Raez: Founder of LP & Producer of Congahead02/07/2017
    1:21:40
  121. 129.
    #5 Randy Gloss: Co-Founder of the Hands On'semble & CalArts Percussion Faculty02/01/2017
    59:21
  122. 130.
    #4 Paulo Stagnaro: Percussionist for Ricky Martin01/25/2017
    1:05:04
  123. 131.
    #3 Thom Hannum: Writer, Arranger, Instructor, & DCI Hall of Fame Recipient01/17/2017
    1:00:09
  124. 132.
    #2 Kit Chatham: Percussionist for Blast! and Cirque du Soleil01/10/2017
    1:24:51
  125. 133.
    #1 Episode 1- Who the hell are these guys?01/05/2017
    1:13:17

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