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#78 Jamey Haddad- Percussionist for Paul Simon, Faculty at Oberlin Conservatory and More!

#78 Jamey Haddad- Percussionist for Paul Simon, Faculty at Oberlin Conservatory and More!

This episode features Jamey Haddad, who you can see currently on tour with Paul Simon

The BET awards were Sunday the 24th. Here is the complete winners list. Meek Mill performed the song "Stay Woke" in a touching tribute to all those who have been affected by shootings and police brutality. If you'd like to see the full Anita Baker tribute clip, you can click HERE

R.I.P. to the great Vinnie Paul of Pantera. 

Our Iconic recording is "Workin' Day and Night" by Michael Jackson.

Our product review this week is the Manta Sleep Mask and other products. 

For our Educational Spotlight, you can check out the Hit Like A Girl contest. You can also hear more about that program and others in our interview with Mona Tavakoli in Episode 60. The video mentioned is one by 8 year old Yoyoka Soma shown below. 

Music news for this week starts with friend of the show, Ari Herstand (featured in Episode 14), helping you decide which website builder is best for you. YouTube views will now count towards the UK singles chart. To compete with YouTube, Instagram launched IGTV where you can upload videos up to an hour in length. More importantly, IGTV will Include Music Rights Management & Monetization. The question has been raised, should Spotify share artists data? Well, this article answers some of those questions. Lastly, the UK and the US both favor paid streaming for artists.

Howard Brush was one of Jamey's first instructors in the Cleveland area. Howard used to tour with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. That curiosity and love for percussion instruments continued when Jamey's grandfather took him to see Gene Krupa at about 14 years old. His education blossomed with lessons from the late Bob McKee

Jamey later attended (and then taught) at Berklee College of Music. While a student at Berklee, Jamey found out about the late great Elvin Jones

- Side Note - We brought up that John Coltrane has an album that was lost, now found, and being released on Friday June 29th 2018. It is called "Both Directions at Once"

Jamey mentions how music creators have lost out on royalties and such over time. The Music Modernization Act has passed the Senate and is making its was through the House of Representatives to try and compensate music creators properly. As far as the talk of disappearing liner notes and the information that is usually found in them, you can usually find success in searching Discogs dot com and All Music dot com for credits and such. 

Jamey participated in some of the music for this Docu-Series, "The Changing of the Gods".

Another level of education Jamey received was from the great Airto Moreira, Fred Buda and Alan Dawson (also Joe Hunt). 

Glen Velez might be the connection to how Jamey went from student to faculty at Berklee. 

If you are interested in checking out the book, The Mysticism of Sound and Music by Hazrat Inayat Khan that Jamey mentions, you can find it HERE

Jamey is now the Professor of Advanced Improvisation and Percussion at Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio. 


Jamey brought a Digitech Jamman to the "audition" with Paul Simon and looped some stuff which helped solidify that he was the right man for the gig. 

In listing the drummers Jamey has played alongside, He mentions Jim Keltner. Damon brings up that Jim played drums on the Golden Girls theme song

Here is a big chunk of the farewell tour that Jamey is on now with Paul Simon. 

Jamey has his own music available now. The album is called "Under One Sun" and you can find it on Spotify, Apple Music and if you want physical copies, Amazon

The program Jamey mentions by the state department is called the One Beat Program. 

Some of the more popular South Indian percussion instruments are the KanjiraMridangam, and even vocal techniques like Konnakkol.

The program Jamey signed up for was called Fullbright Program

Jamey uses Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets, Cooperman Frame DrumsFrank Giorgini via LP, & Remo.

You can follow Jamey on his Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, & YouTube

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#77 Aaron Draper & Devin Webster- Eminem's Powerhouse Percussion Section!

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