Only a few times in history has a musician been singled out as a world-class master of his instrument. Billy Cobham is one of those few artists. For over 30 years, he has received international acclaim as the total consummate percussionist. With his matchless, dazzling, ambidextrous skills as a drummer, he has applied the same insistent fervor to his long list of monumental achievements.
He has performed on hundreds of records with his own groups and with some of music's most luminary artists, including Mahavishnu Orchestra, George Duke, Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock among many others. His trademark - big, fast, explosive drumming - has energized the international stages of concerts, symphonies, big bands, Broadway, festivals, television and video. He has long been a teacher of his artistry as well, conducting drum clinics, workshops and symposiums throughout the world. His stylistic influence, which has literally created a category of music, is an outstanding part of the history of modern music.
In 2006, Billy was inducted into the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame.