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#10 Aaron Draper- Percussionist for Adele, Rihanna, Jill Scott & More!

#10 Aaron Draper- Percussionist for Adele, Rihanna, Jill Scott & More!

Music news... Gary Burton is retiring, and here is info on his final tour.

Here is the Music Educator of the Year award info, hosted by the Grammys

Here is the Giovanni Hidalgo benefit info and gofundme page if you would like to see the benefit concert (you don't want to miss this-KILLER lineup) and please help out Giovanni if you can). Also, this is the track we meant to have in the podcast featuring Giovanni when he played with Batacumbele.

 

Chance donates $1mil to Chicago Public Schools. More info here.

Here is a more detailed description of the Lo Volume Cymbals by Zildjian.

We couldn't find the Miles Davis video Aaron was referring to (if anyone finds it, shoot it over and we will post it), but here is Brian Frasier-Moore playing with Aaliyah back in the day.

Some of the highlights of Aaron's playing career are Jay-Z (with the Roots), Jaguar Wright, Tyler Perry, Jill Scott, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Rihanna, Erykah Badu, Bilal, and now Adele. Here is a link to the Coachella show with Dr. Dre, Snoop, Eminem and more. 

This is a link to the Grammy performance Aaron mentioned where the in-ear monitors went out.

Two of the artists Aaron mentions that were huge influences are: Vanessa Bell Armstrong, and The Winans (with Alex Acuna on percussion). 

Some info on the new DJ Jazzy Jeff album, and a few other artists mentioned: Killiam ShakespeareAaron Camper, Guordan Banks, and the Marvin Gaye song mentioned is Hear My Dear.

This is some info on the Wanamaker Organ.

and this is the Pearl Travel Conga Aaron mentions. 

Aaron uses Pearl Drums & Percussion, Roland percussion pads, Sabian Cymbals, ProMark Sticks & Remo Drumheads.

You can follow Aaron on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

 Aaron Draper's Adele Percussion Setup

Aaron Draper's Adele Percussion Setup

#11 SFC Glenn Robertson & SFC Rob Marino- Percussionists for the Army Field Band (& Six String Soldiers)

#11 SFC Glenn Robertson & SFC Rob Marino- Percussionists for the Army Field Band (& Six String Soldiers)

#9 Scott Kettner- Founder of Nationbeat, Maracatu NY, World Drum Lessons & New School Faculty

#9 Scott Kettner- Founder of Nationbeat, Maracatu NY, World Drum Lessons & New School Faculty