Damon interviews Ryan Gruss, who is a drummer, producer, as well as the owner and founded of the Loop Loft. They talk about his background as well as what the company offers, and some hints at the future. Damon and Marcos also talk about some music news, a few different product reviews, some summer music conferences to attend, a new recording with upcoming tour, an African American Music Appreciation moment, and an educational spotlight.
Damon and Marcos welcome summer by celebrating 25 episodes strong. They open up the mailbag and dedicate the episode to answering listener letters about career and life choices, improvising, social media and music marketing. They also have music news and an iconic recording. Huge THANK YOU to everyone who has listened so far!
Damon and Marcos pick up where they left off talking to Camilo and his studies at the Harbor Boys School, competing in the Thelonious Monk competition at 10yrs old, traveling to Cuba, Bata drumming, living in San Fran, how he got the Eddie Palmieri gig and more! Theres also music news, and education spotlight and an iconic recording.
Damon and Marcos interview conga great Samuel Torres. They talk about his classical upbringing in Bogotá, Colombia, his move to Miami and then to NYC. They talk about different musical adventures he's had and explain traditional Colombian music (including Cumbia). There's also plenty of music news, a new product review and info on Make Music Day 2017.