VIC FIRTH ARTIST
JOHN WACKERMAN

Born into a musical family, John Wackerman continues the musical legacy which started with his father Chuck, a music teacher for over 45 years and proceeds with his three brothers: Chad, Bob and Brooks. John studied under such greats as: Ruth Ritchie (Mallets), Murray Spivack (Classical Snare Drum), Chuck Flores (Drum set Independence), Charlie Shoemake (Jazz Studies), and Earl Hatch (Classical Marimba).

At age 16 John joined the Bill Watrous Big Band and from there moved onto playing with Maynard Ferguson, Kazumi Watanabe, Bunny Brunel, Patrick Moraz (Moody Blues, Yes), and Lindsay Buckingham (of Fleetwood Mac). John also played on the Grammy nominated album African Choir-Two Worlds, as well as a varied of sessions including: Mad About You, Comic Strip Live, Family Matters, Amen, Sea World, IBM, Nissan, Virtual Pool, Shock It, Lens Crafters, Disney, CNN, Circo, Warner Bros., Generation X, Vivian Cambell, Cartoon Circus, LA Fitness, and Mass Mental.


VIDEO SPOTLIGHT:

 NEW Montreal Drumfest 2009 - Clip #1
  Watch this video of John soloing at the 2009 Montreal Drumfest!
 NEW Montreal Drumfest 2009 - Clip #2
  John performs with his brothers at the Montreal Drumfest.
 Video Interview
  Check out our interview with John.


Product Spotlight:
American Classic® 5A
Tear drop tip for rich cymbal sounds. Light and fast for jazz orchestral and pit work.
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JOHN WACKERMAN
DRUM DUETS, VOLUME 1

Drumming virtuoso John Wackerman performs one-of-a-kind drum duets with some of today's most notable players: Steve Gadd, Peter Erskine, Ron Tutt, Clayton Cameron, Adrian Young, Steve Smith, Josh Freese, John Ferraro, Brooks Wackerman, Ricky Lawson, Chuck Wackerman, Marc Atkinson, Chad Wackerman, Alex Acuña and Gary Novak!

In addition to the audio CD (available from DW Drums, Musician's Friend and Guitar Center), John and Marc Atkinson also wrote a drum transcription book of all these great drummers with play-along- tracks and stories from the sessions.

LISTEN TO AN AUDIO SAMPLER FROM THE CD!
Download the transcription from John's Duet with Steve Gadd
Download the full mix with John Wackerman and Steve Gadd
Download the Steve Gadd Playalong (minus John)
Download the John Wackerman Playalong (minus Steve)

 

Visit John online:
www.johnwackerman.com



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