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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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Dec 29, 2020

Damon gets to talk to former host, Marcos Torres, and (friends of the show) Marcos Lopez, Paulo Stagnaro, Camilo Molina and Javier Raez about current times, future outlooks, iconic music and so much more. There are other segments too like: Happy Birthday, gig alerts, music news and others.

Dec 23, 2020

Damon gets to interview Ney and they talk about his online educational courses, his writing process, traveling, simplicity and much more. There are other segments like Happy Birthday, educational spotlight, gig alerts, product reviews, an iconic recording, music news and more!

Dec 16, 2020

Damon and Marcos talk to Sammy about his musical adventures, recording sessions, moving across the country, playing in multiple genres and much more. There are other segments like Happy Birthday, gig alerts, social soundbytes, an educational spotlight, product review, an iconic recording and music news. 

Dec 9, 2020

Damon gets to talk to Nikki about her adventures coming to SoCal from Panama, the cultural projects she's involved in, education, empowering more women percussionists and more. There's also segments like Happy Birthday, gig alerts, educational spotlight, iconic recording, social soundbyte, music news and other information.

Dec 2, 2020

Damon gets to talk to Jeremy about his upbringing, family, starting in the classical genre and expanding to others among other musical adventures. There's also segments like gig alerts, social soundbyte, educational spotlight, iconic recording, music news and more!

Nov 25, 2020

Damon gets to interview Alan and he talks about co-founding Soulive, recording, his family, running a record label, owning a studio, wings and more! There's other segments like: gig alerts, educational spotlight, product reviews, an iconic recording and music news.

Nov 18, 2020

Damon gets to talk to Jason about being in Michigan in times of covid, scheduling things, teaching high school, college, and drum corps. Performing with symphonic groups and an NFL drumline. Doing all of that and balancing with a family and so much more. There's other segments like: Happy Birthday, educational spotlights, product reviews, music news and others.

Nov 11, 2020

Damon gets to talk to Peter and Rob about playing percussion, making it a business, their new world premiere, gear, and much more! There are other segments like: R.I.P., gig alerts, educational spotlight, helping others, transcriptions, music news and more!

Nov 4, 2020

Damon gets to talk to Darren about teaching, writing, Blast!, drum corps, Umass and other adventures. There's also other segments like R.I.P., gig alerts, educational spotlights, product reviews, an iconic recording and music news.

Oct 28, 2020

Damon gets to talk to Richie about his upbringing, artists and musicians he's worked with, using rudiments on the congas, his inspirations and more. There are other segments like: gig alerts, educational spotlights, an iconic recording, and music news.

Oct 21, 2020

Damon gets to talk to Brian about touring, his new adventures in recording, his consultation service, new album, custom snare drum, upcoming PASIC clinic and more. There are other segments like gig alerts, educational spotlight, product review, iconic recording and music news.

Oct 14, 2020

Damon gets to talk to Rebecca about her upbringing, recording, writing, even starting an instrument manufacturing company among other things. There are other segments like R.I.P., gig alerts, educational spotlight, an iconic recording and music news.

Oct 7, 2020

Damon gets to talk to Lenny about his upbringing, touring and recording adventures, current projects and so much more. There's other segments like R.I.P., gig alerts, educational spotlight, an iconic recording, music news and others.

Sep 30, 2020

Damon gets to talk to Phil about the band he started, Level 42, the music industry, history, island life vs. living on the mainland, pocket playing, British vs. American musicians, teaching and more. There are other segments like: gig alerts, educational spotlights, an iconic recording, and music news.

Sep 23, 2020

Damon gets to talk to Clayton about math, the history of brushes, touring with Sammy Davis Jr., Rat Pack members, Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and tons of other adventures. There are other segments like gig alerts, educational spotlight, iconic recording, music news and more!

Sep 16, 2020

Damon gets to talk to Blair about his upbringing, touring, recording from home, helping others record better, loops he's created and more! There are other segments including: Happy Birthday, gig alerts, educational spotlights, and iconic recording, music news and more!

Sep 9, 2020

Damon gets to talk to James Gadson about some of the many adventures he has had in his lengthy career. They also talk about playing with a percussionist, reading music, different styles and genres, who influenced him and even things he wishes people knew that doesn't get asked much. There are other segments like RIP, gig alerts, educational spotlights, product reviews, an iconic recording, and music news.

Sep 2, 2020

Damon and Guest host, Dani Markham, get to interview Brian Potts. They talk about Miami, education, various styles of Brazilian music and so much more. There are other segments like: gig alerts, educational spotlights, product reviews, and iconic recording, and music news.

Aug 26, 2020

Damon gets to talk to James about living in Germany, Georgia, California and more. They talk about his adventures in music, current events, his time at Berklee, Gary Burton, and now life in Belgium. There are other segments including: happy birthday, gig alerts, educational spotlights, an iconic recording, music news and more!

Aug 18, 2020

Damon gets to talk to Eric about New Zealand, growing up in Indiana, the Star of Indiana and Brass Theater, orchestral excerpts, adjusting for the hall, his new website and even how the coronavirus has affected his life down under. There are other segments like: gig alerts, educational spotlights, an iconic recording, music news and more!

Aug 12, 2020

Damon gets to talk to Miles about growing up in England, his relationship with Dizzy Gillespie, being a session musician, the groups he leads and so much more. There are other segments like: Happy Birthday, gig alerts, an educational spotlight, an iconic recording, and music news.

Aug 5, 2020

Damon gets to talk to José about Madrid and other areas of Spain, the history of Flamenco, respecting the cajon, the books he has written and so much more. There are segments like social soundbyte, gig alerts, an iconic recording, music news and others.

Jul 29, 2020

Damon gets to talk to Ikuo about growing up in Japan, studying piano and percussion, his father's connection with Midi and the Roland corporation, working on various percussion pads, creating the A-Frame and more. There are other segments like: gig alerts, happy birthday, an iconic recording, educational spotlight, and music news.

Jul 22, 2020

Damon gets to talk to Pete about growing up in Finland, traveling to the USA, studying in Finland vs the US, his influences, adventures in his career from Broadway shows, to film scores, to award shows and much more. There are other segments like: R.I.P., an iconic recording, music news and others.

Jul 15, 2020

Damon gets to talk to Ed about growing up in CT, his adventures in touring, endorsements, playing with a percussionist and much more. There are other segments like gig alerts, an educational spotlight, iconic recording, and music news.

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