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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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Jun 29, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Elena about Broadway, cruise ships, sidelining, Westchester, online lessons, late night TV shows and more. There's other segments like music news, gig alerts, an iconic recording and others.

Jun 22, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Javier about his upbringing, classical vs folkloric music, Afro-Cuban music history, teaching, writing a book and more. There are segments like: an iconic recording, gig alerts, music news and others.

Jun 15, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Scott about his new Pandeiro Method book, his band Nation Beat, their "new" album, getting gigs, etiquette and much more! There are other segments like: gig alerts, an iconic recording, music news and others.

Jun 8, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Jeff about their relationship, drum corps, the Icarus Quartet and their new album, The Percussion Collective and so much more. There's other segments too, like music news, gig alerts and others.

Jun 1, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Clifford about his adventures across the country, traveling to Africa, teaching, "Cliff Chats" and more! There are other segments like gig alerts, iconic recordings, music news and others. 

May 25, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Dave about his upbringing in a musical family, Broadway, teaching, Experience Camps and so much more! There's other segments too, like music news, iconic recordings, gig alerts and more. 

May 21, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Gabriel about his upbringing, move from Canada to Boston, to Philly and NYC. His musical family, learning multiple genres through mentors, transcribing, teaching, starting a band (People of Earth) and more! There's other segments too!

May 18, 2022

Damon talks about various apps he uses, or has been recommended, to help you use your device to your advantage. From communication apps to finance, education, recording, live touring, travel, food and more!

May 10, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Chris about his upbringing in a musical family, auditioning, steel pan, the Coast Guard and more. There are other segments like: Happy Birthday, gig alerts, educational spotlight, product review, music news and others. 

May 3, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Ivan about growing up in Cuba, the different adventures he has had with musical artists, video creation, educational videos, singing and much more! There are other segments like Happy Birthday, gig alerts, iconic recording, music news and others. 

Apr 27, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Crystal about balancing multiple career paths, playing with DJs, Wyclef, Rihanna, making videos and more! There's other segments like: gig alerts, educational spotlight, iconic recording, music news and others. 

Apr 20, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Iain about his writing and arranging, the Boston Crusaders, Widener University, Pep bands, teaching for the future and more! There are other segments like: Happy Birthday, gig alerts, educational spotlight, music news and others. 

Apr 12, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Dave about his upbringing, musical catalog, transitioning to music as a full time job, subbing, teaching, and more! Dave even joins Damon for the other segments like: Happy Birthday, gig alerts, iconic recording, music news and more.

Apr 5, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Daniel about his upbringing, travels to L.A. and NYC, Afro-Venezuelan music, surfing and more! There's other segments like: Happy Birthday, gig alerts, educational spotlight, music news and others.

Mar 30, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Amy about her upbringing, her family, the Caixa Percussion Trio, education, music therapy, Mexican music, Ghana and much more! There are other segments like: R.I.P., gig alerts, educational spotlight, music news among others.

Mar 23, 2022

Damon gets to talk to David about his upbringing and career, starting a percussion ensemble, curriculum, Grammy nominations, who has the best pizza and more! There are other segments like: Happy Birthday, gig alerts, educational spotlight, music news and others.

Mar 16, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Sarah about how to navigate social media and use it to your advantage as a musician, as well as lots of travel tips to make things smoother and easier to get from place to place. Lots of "Pro-Tips" and other beneficial bits as Sarah answers questions submitted from the listeners.

Mar 9, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Felix about his upbringing, how the trio formed, their new album, working with Sandbox Percussion and more! There are other segments like music news, gig alerts, an iconic recording and an educational spotlight.

Mar 2, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Adam about working with JP Saxe, Anthony Ramos, the musical Hamilton, mental health, addiction, being a band leader, producing, engineering and much more. There are other segments like: gig alerts, music news, how to help Ukraine and more!

Feb 23, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Shawn about SNL, recording in a studio vs. at home, being in a "house band", film and TV, inspirations, preparation, mentors and more! There are other segments like: gig alerts, social soundbyte, music news and others!

Feb 16, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Steve about growing up in NYC around other legendary musicians, touring adventures, how he got various gigs, leading his own band, starting a record label and much more. There are other segments like: gig alerts, educational spotlight, iconic recording, music news and others.

Feb 8, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Mike about Chicago, the University of Miami, Hamilton, relationships, being prepared and much more. There are other segments like: Happy Birthday, gig alerts, educational spotlight, iconic recording and music news 

Feb 2, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Rob about New Mexico, the Scary Pockets "collective", touring with Kacey, his family, trumpet emojis, and more. There are other segments like: Happy Birthday, gig alerts, educational spotlights, an iconic recording and music news. 

Jan 26, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Attis about growing up in the south, reentering society as a musician post-covid, photography, overcoming fears and much much more. There are other segments like: gig alerts, an educational spotlight, an iconic recording, music news and others. 

Jan 19, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Jon about their past in the marching arts, his path through school, his teachers, winning an orchestral gig, teaching others and more. There are other segments, including: R.I.P., Happy Birthday, gig alerts, educational spotlights, music news and others. 

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