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Discussions in Percussion

A podcast hosted by Damon Grant and Marcos Torres, two NYC based percussionists interviewing other musicians who have the view from behind. Guests will be mostly other percussion players and anyone else who hits, scratches, and shakes things for a living.
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Now displaying: April, 2018
Apr 25, 2018

Damon and Marcos talk to "Gabo" about his upbringing in Puerto Rico studying with Paoli Mejias (among others). They talk about how being around a recording studio with his mom influenced his knowledge of and passion for electronics, as well as, incorporating those sounds into his percussion playing. The episode gets into some deep topics and also includes an iconic recording, product review, music news and more!

Apr 18, 2018

Damon and Marcos interview Jeff Queen and talk to him about his international upbringing, the many drum corps he performed in as well as the hall of fame instructors he's learned from. They talk about how he helped create the Emmy and Tony winning show Blast! and what it was like performing on Broadway during 9/11. Jeff talks about his work/life balance and more! There's also an educational spotlight and music news.

Apr 11, 2018

Damon and Marcos interview percussionist Anthony Almonte. They talk about his upbringing in the Bronx, how Dave Valentin encouraged him to sing as well as play percussion as well as his possible baseball career among other adventures, like touring with Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul. There's also gig alerts, an educational spotlight, a social soundbyte, music news and a product review.

Apr 4, 2018

Damon and Marcos interview Dr. Andy Bliss who is not only a percussionist and conductor, but also head of percussion faculty at the University of Tennessee. He talks about what Neif Norf is as well as some of the ways he educates his students. They talk about the balance between a career as a percussionist and having a family. They get into some tech talk about apps and tools to help your career and the additional segments are an iconic recording, product review and music news.

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