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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, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Victor and Jonny from the Sandbox Percussion chamber group about how they formed, where they met, balancing other performance opportunities with the ensemble, the new album, grammy noms, PASIC, video creations and more. There are other segments too, including: gig alerts, an iconic recording, music news and others. 

Dec 22, 2021

Damon and Marcos Torres talk to Marcus Santos about Brazil, Samba, history, Grooversity, food trucks in Australia, pandeiro, and more. There are segments like gig alerts, iconic recordings, music news and more!

Dec 15, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Mike and Tony about sound design for the marching arts and pageantry. How they got started, some gear choices, tips for success, and much more. There are other segments too, including, R.I.P., Happy Birthday, gig alerts, iconic recording, music news and others.

Dec 8, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Zach about his upbringing, the Drummer's Collective, Sting, Purdie, coffee, pocket and more. There's other segments like: Happy Birthday, gig alerts, educational spotlights, social soundbyte, music news and others. 

Dec 1, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Giff about DCI, WGI, teaching college, working overseas, his mallets, music business and much more. There are other segments including: gig alerts, music news, iconic recordings and others. 

Nov 24, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Rusty about PASIC, curriculum, Cincinnati, percussion ensembles, the vibraphone, his books, gigs, audition tips and more. There's other segments like: Happy Birthday, educational spotlight, product reviews, iconic recording, music news and others.

Nov 17, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Marcos about his recent clinic at PASIC, his new lessons at CongaChops (dot com), Afro-Cuban music vocabulary, touring with Marc Anthony, covid protocols and much more! There's other segments like: R.I.P., Happy Birthday, educational spotlights, an iconic recording, music news and others.

Nov 10, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Colleen about her education, musical adventures, curriculum, Mexican music, basketball and more! There are other segments like: gig alerts, educational spotlights, an iconic recording, music news and others. 

Nov 3, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Josh about submarines, country music, hi hats, other professions, drum fills and much more. There are other segments like: Happy Birthday, gig alerts, educational spotlight, iconic recording, music news and others.

Oct 27, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Andy about all of his adventures (musical and otherwise), other careers, his teachers, and plenty of laughs along the way. There are other segments too, like: Happy Birthday, gig alerts, product review, social soundbyte, music news and more!

Oct 20, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Ed about growing up in CT, North Texas, writing a book, moving to a different city, curriculum alternatives and other adventures. There's other segments too, like: Happy Birthday, gig alerts, social soundbyte, product reviews, iconic recordings, music news and more!

Oct 12, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Daniel about his new Groove course, some of the history of the drumset (including how it is intertwined with Afro-Cuban percussion), other adventures and some things to come. There's also other segments like music news and more.

Oct 5, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Pete about growing up in a small town, moving to NYC, studying jazz, owning a record label, other professions and more adventures. There's also happy birthday shout-outs, gig alerts, a social soundbyte, an educational spotlight, iconic recording, music news and more!

Sep 29, 2021

Damon and Marcos get to talk to José in his home. They talk about the history, his family, musical adventures, what's next and much more. There's also R.I.P., Happy Birthday, gig alerts, a social soundbyte, an educational spotlight, an iconic recording and music news.

Sep 22, 2021

Damon and Stephen talk about West Virginia, writing articles, multiple college ensembles and degrees, touring with a grammy nominated band and more. There's other segments like: R.I.P., Happy Birthday, iconic recording, music news and others.

Sep 15, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Joel about his musical adventures, being roommates with Dave Weckl, helicopter rides, subbing as a sideman, open drum solos and more. There's other segments like: gig alerts, Happy Birthday, an iconic recording, educational spotlight, music news and others.

Sep 8, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Mike about his new album, performing live again, his new job in Arizona, his duo and much more. There's other segments too, including: R.I.P., Happy Birthday, educational spotlight, music news and more.

Sep 1, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Sikiru about growing up in a family of talking drum players, other Yoruban drums, other jobs he's had, getting stranded in America, and some of the legendary musicians he's worked with among other things. There's also other segments like R.I.P., gig alerts, music news and more!

Aug 25, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Ian Hale about taking over the percussion program at Umass after Thom Hannum's retirement, how to keep a program growing and other challenges of a percussionist and an educator among other topics. There are other segments like music news. This episode was recorded before the news dropped about the great Charlie Watts.

Aug 18, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Mike about education, curriculum, Amsterdam, creative thinking and problem solving, crossing genres and much more! There are other segments like: gig alerts, iconic recording, music news and others.

Aug 10, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Miguel about Indiana, Miami, Egypt, injuries similarities in percussion instruments, the Otaak band and much more! There are other segments as well like: educational spotlights, an iconic recording, music news and others.

Aug 4, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Michito while on tour about the road, subbing, protecting gear, recording and other adventures. There's other segments too like: gig alerts, educational spotlight, music news and others.

Jul 28, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Jonathan about his approach to the steel pan, composition, languages, his family, Béla Fleck and so many other adventures. There are also other segments like: R.I.P., Happy Birthday, gig alerts, educational spotlight, iconic recording, music news and more!

Jul 21, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Andrew about Hershey Park, Drum Corps, the studio he's building, baking, Miami adventures and so much more. There's also segments like: gig alerts, educational spotlight, music news and others!

Jul 14, 2021

Damon gets to talk to Richie about his adventures in travel, his passion for education, the products he's invented how he got his nickname, his books and videos, and much more! There are other segments like gig alerts, product review, music news and more. 

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