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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: 2022
Dec 28, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Joe about New Orleans, the history, his musical adventures, mentors, and much more. There are other segments like: R.I.P., Happy Birthday, gig alerts, educational spotlights music news and others. 

Dec 20, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Kassandra about her new job, traveling abroad, Flamenco, prison, and much more! There are other segments like gig alerts, educational spotlight, music news and others.

Dec 14, 2022

Damon gets to welcome Marcos back to the podcast and they talk about what he has been up to since leaving. Marcos also talks about current and future projects, spirituality, groove, doing your job and even joins Damon on the segments!

Dec 7, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Payton about his Super Marimba project, teaching at William Patterson University, Indian Classical Music, Cycling and much more! There are other segments too!

Nov 24, 2022

Want to know how to make yourself more desirable, marketable, and overall employable as a side-person or session musician in today’s post-pandemic climate?

In this session from the 2022 DIY Musician Conference in Austin, TX, you’ll hear Damon Grant (who’s worked with Charlie Hunter, Madonna, and many more) and Stephen Bidwell (of Black Pumas) talk about: good preparation, the right tools, memorization hacks, professionalism, finances, and much more!

Though both presenters are percussionists, this conversation is relevant for any instrumentalist or vocalist who seeks to work in a supporting role, on tour or in the studio.

Nov 23, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Doug about the Grammys, moving, teaching at the University of Michigan, teaching, tech and much more. There are other segments like R.I.P., gig alerts, music news among others.

Nov 16, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Shawn about his new book, some tabla history, his upbringing, new projects and more. There are other segments like gig alerts, a PASIC recap, iconic recording, music news and others.

Nov 9, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Kai about Denmark, 6 mallets, creating an instrument, Central and South American Marimba and much more! There are other segments like helping Robert Vilera, gig alerts, iconic recordings, music news and others.

Nov 2, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Gilmar about many of his life adventures and travels. He also talks about his forthcoming album and masterclass, as well as his other talents from singing, playing other instruments, photography and haberdashery. There are other segments too!

Oct 25, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Amaury about his new album, his family and upbringing, his relationship with Candido Camero, being a band leader vs. solo artist vs, side-person and more! There are other segments too!

Oct 19, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Karli about her upcoming PASIC appearances, theatrical percussion, teaching, her upbringing, and other adventures. There are other segments like gig alerts, educational spotlights, music news and more!

Oct 11, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Alex about his upbringing, metal and marching music, being a member to a tech to writing for and running a program and much more! There are other segments too!

Oct 5, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Ayano about balancing teaching at a university and performing, the process of winning a university position, adventures getting from Japan to the USA and much more. There are other segments too!

Sep 28, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Marcos Torres, Marcos Lopez, Paulo Stagnaro and Camilo Molina about some adventures over the last 6 years of the podcast, what's new and some other segments and shenanigans!

Sep 21, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Kris about being a side-person and a musical director. They also talk about drum corps etiquette and more! There are other segments like educational spotlights, music news and others. 

Sep 13, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Ji Su about balancing teaching with touring, winning the Avery Fisher Career Grant, South Korea, and other life adventures. There are other segments too!

Sep 7, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Ian about post-covid navigation at Umass, pep bands, other adventures outside of school, PASIC, touring and more. Ian joins Damon for the segments as well!

Aug 31, 2022

Damon gets to talk to J.J. about subbing, groove and feel, social media, being a band member vs. side-person and much more! There's other segments like gig alerts, iconic recording, educational spotlight, music news and others. 

Aug 24, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Brendan about rudimental drumming around the world and its history. They talk about food, podcasting, drum corps, education and much more! There's other segments too, including: gig alerts, educational spotlight, iconic recording and music news.

Aug 16, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Joby about his new album, "A Percussionist's Songbook", recording on film scores, the xylosynth and other adventures. There's other segments like: gig alerts, educational spotlight, an iconic recording, music news and more!

Aug 9, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Kate about her path, avant-garde music, awards, coffee and more! There are other segments like: gig alerts, educational spotlights, iconic recordings, music news and others.

Aug 3, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Jon about growing up in NJ, school, Bleachers, Steel Train, running a GB/wedding/function band, and many other adventures. There's also other segments like: gig alerts, educational spotlights, music news and more!

Jul 27, 2022

Damon gets to talk to David about teaching, Berklee, songwriting, leading a band, new music, and more! There's also segments like: gig alerts, an iconic recording, educational spotlight, music news and others.

Jul 20, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Jack about drum corps, Blast!, the Ethos Percussion Group, The Lion King and many other adventures. There's other segments like gig alerts, educational spotlight, music news and more!

Jul 13, 2022

Damon gets to talk to Joe about broadway, writing books, teaching, groove vs. chops, BBQ, National Parks and much more! There's other segments like gig alerts, an iconic recording, music news and more!

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