“Versatility” is the first thing that comes to mind when reading the vita of drummer Victoria Smith
Doté d'une technique remarquable et d'une énergie inépuisable, Akira Jimbo suscite un véritable engouement lors de ses "clinics". Ambidextre, il combine à merveille l'acoustique et l'électronique.
Born in Colchester, Essex, Rowntree was born to musical parents – Susan, a viola player, and John, a sound engineer at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). He attended the Gilberd School, Colchester during the week, and the Landermere Music School, Thorpe-le-Soken, at weekends, where he studied percussion. He played percussion with his father in the Colchester Silver Band, a brass band.
A prodigious talent who grew up playing drums beside his father and uncle and started playing professionally in his childhood.
Véritable icône de la batterie moderne, Dave Weckl a porté le style fusion à un nouveau niveau lorsqu'il a intégré l'Akoustic Band de Chick Corea, dans les années 80.
Born in 1956 in New Haven, Connecticut, Mickey took up drums when he was 11 and played with local bands. His early inspirations ranged from Ringo Starr and John Bonham through to Chicago’s Danny Seraphine and – under the influence of his older brothers – the classic R’n’B of Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding and James Brown.