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Percussionist available for world/latin/jazz/acoustic music gigs, studio or live.
I've played drums and percussion for 30+ years. I lived in Ghana for 7 years and wrote a book on African drumming. I teach ethnomusicology and am looking for 'world music jazz latin folk band' opportunities, either short- or long-term. I can teach complete percussion ensembles from Africa and Brazil. I produced 2 CDs and have done studio recordings. I regularly play Latin percussion with a gospel funk 10-piece band (Chosen). I'm the lead percussionist with a global music ensemble (Izibongo). I recently was the fill-in percussionist for the Latin jazz/flamenco fusion group Nomad at Sohos, sitting in on 2 day's notice. I also recently played with Russ Hewitt (flamenco jazz fusion). Drop me a line, you'll be glad!

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Member since:
Oct 20 2008
Active over 1 month ago
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Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
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Musical heroes include Airto, Luis Conte, Tom Teasley, Alex Acuna, Glen Velez. Band influences range far and wide: Oregon, Santana, Pat Metheny, Weather Report, a zillion others. I listen to everything from Gregorian chant to heavy metal to CCM to avant-garde experimental to straight-ahead jazz to bluegrass. I especially listen to music from around the world.


I play congas, doumbek, bodhran, timbales, bata, bongos, djembe, Brazilian percussion, frame drums from Asia and the Middle East, tupan (Bulgaria), body percussion, and much more. I own hundreds of percussion instruments and drums from around the world.