Paulo Stagnaro has established himself as an innovative voice in today's generation of creative young artists. Hailed by jazz great Ralph Peterson as "a young master percussionist," Stagnaro has been a force on the ever-evolving New York scene since moving to Brooklyn in 2012. This year alone, he has performed and/or recorded with NEA Jazz master Paquito D'Rivera, Grammy-Winner Angelique Kidjo, Jazz Legend Dave Liebman, and formed part of the all-star rhythm section for Sting’s 25th Anniversary Rainforest Fundraiser at Carnegie Hall featuring James Taylor, Paul Simon, and Stephen Stills.
This episode (#3) features an interview with Thom Hannum. Percussion faculty at Umass Amherst, founder of the Mobile Percussion Seminar, & Carolina Crown Drum Corps Captionhead, In the past he was also the writer & arranger for Blast!, Star of Indiana, Brass Theater, The Cadets and Crossmen. Thom is a die hard Phillies and Eagles fan, father or two and percussion clinician for Pearl/Adams, Vic Firth, Zildjian, and Evans Drumheads. Thom has written two books and isn't slowing down anytime soon!
Kit Chatham is an internationally recognized percussionist, performer, composer, arranger, and educator. Kit’s experience in many forms of percussion, including drum set, world percussion, orchestral percussion, and marching percussion, makes him a highly sought after performer & clinician and create a percussive sound that is uniquely his own.
Kit currently is the Drummer/Percussionist and Assistant Band Leader for Cirque du Soleil’s newest touring show, Kurios, and when not on tour resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kit has enjoyed performing all over the world in front of millions of specators over the years with other Cirque du Soleil productions: Kooza (2013-2014), Zumanity (2012-2013), and Mystere (2013). Before those shows, Kit was the original Percussionist/Drummer for both Cirque du Soleil creations Viva Elvis (2009-2012) and Corteo (2005-2009) where he never missed a single show in over 5000+ shows.
This is the "pilot" episode of the podcast, introducing your hosts, Marcos and Damon. Two professional percussionists who will each week have conversations with musicians who hit, scratch and shake stuff. This podcast it is not only geared towards percussion players. Anyone is welcome to listen!