This week's episode is sponsored by Scott Kettner's World Drum Lessons (dot com). Damon interviews Michael Spiro and talks about his upbringing, travel to Cuba & Brazil, the books he wrote, new (and older) albums as well as the group he co-founded Talking Drums with Jesus Diaz and David Garabaldi. They talk about his teaching tenure at Indiana University, composing for Blast! and other adventures he's had in his illustrious career thus far. There is also an iconic recording and music news, as well as how to help with hurricane and earthquake relief.
This episode Damon and Marcos talk with Reinaldo DeJesus and talk about his upbringing in Puerto Rico, some of the groups he toured with there, what brought him to Berklee College of Music and then NYC. They talk about his versatility being able to play with Latin jazz to pop to R&B and more. There is also music news, how to help with Hurricane relief aid, and a new product review.
Damon and Marcos interview Jason Treuting who is not only a great percussionist, but also a founding member of Sō Percussion ensemble. They talk about his studies taking him from California to NY to CT to even Japan. They Talk about the Sō Percussion Summer Institute as well as how Sō Percussion grew from a percussion ensemble to a full fledged business and even how they came up with the name of the group. There's an iconic recording/birthday shoutout, product review and some music news. This episode is sponsored by Scott Kettner's World Drum Lessons (dot com).
Damon and Marcos interview Eduardo Leandro, percussion faculty at Stony Brook University as well as well rounded and world renowned percussionist. We talk about his upbringing in Brazil, move to Europe and finally settling in the USA. This episode is sponsored by World Drum Lessons (dot com), special shoutout to Walter Becker (RIP), Product reviews, and some music news.