All posts by Michael Vosbein

I have been playing and teaching drums for more than forty years. I ran a cymbal company for eleven years. Now, In addition to drumming, I am a music industry writer, marketing consultant, and I also work in video production. I also produce a bi-weekly podcast called Drummer Nation, for drummers of all types. I consider myself very fortunate to be doing what I love to do.

Drummer Nation Show #80 “Cause and Effect” Guest: Paul Kreibich (Audio Only)

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At the age of 23, Los Angeles drummer Paul Kreibich got his first major jazz gig with the great jazz singer Carmen McRae. Paul later auditioned for Ray Charles, was hired on the spot, and toured with Charles for four years.

He became a first call LA drummer, working with jazz luminaries Mose Allison, Anita O’Day, Rosemary Clooney and Lee Konitz. His recording credits include Dianne Reeves, Bob Cooper, Conte Candoli, Cedar Walton,  Kenny Burrell, Gene Harris, and many others. 

Paul continues to tour, record and perform locally. He’s now on the music faculty at Cal State Fullerton and teaches privately. 

Drummer Nation Show #80 “Cause and Effect” Guest: Paul Kreibich

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-2j73w-c73681

At the age of 23, Los Angeles drummer Paul Kreibich got his first major jazz gig with the great jazz singer Carmen McRae. Paul later auditioned for Ray Charles, was hired on the spot, and toured with Charles for four years.

He became a first call LA drummer, working with jazz luminaries Mose Allison, Anita O’Day, Rosemary Clooney and Lee Konitz. His recording credits include Dianne Reeves, Bob Cooper, Conte Candoli, Cedar Walton,  Kenny Burrell, Gene Harris, and many others. 

Paul continues to tour, record and perform locally. He’s now on the music faculty at Cal State Fullerton and teaches privately. 

Drummer Nation #79 “Extended Focus” Guest: Tina Raymond (Audio Only)

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-4j8dm-bf3c71

Tina Raymond is a drummer based in Los Angeles. She attended the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, the California Institute of the Arts, and studied jazz drum set with Joe LaBarbera, Jeff Hamilton, and the late John Von Ohlen. Her playing style blends traditional jazz vocabulary with African polyrhythms and classical percussion techniques. Raymond is an assistant professor of music at Los Angeles City College in Hollywood, CA where she teaches jazz and percussion as she continues to perform, adjudicate, and present workshops world-wide. Tina has shared the stage with many jazz luminaries. Her debut album, entitled “Left Right Left,” is on Orenda Records.

 http://www.tinaraymond.com/

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Drummer Nation #79 “Extended Focus” Guest: Tina Raymond

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-i3c2d-bf3c45

Tina Raymond is a drummer based in Los Angeles. She attended the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, the California Institute of the Arts, and studied jazz drum set with Joe LaBarbera, Jeff Hamilton, and the late John Von Ohlen. Her playing style blends traditional jazz vocabulary with African polyrhythms and classical percussion techniques. Raymond is an assistant professor of music at Los Angeles City College in Hollywood, CA where she teaches jazz and percussion as she continues to perform, adjudicate, and present workshops world-wide. Tina has shared the stage with many jazz luminaries. Her debut album, entitled “Left Right Left,” is on Orenda Records.   http://www.tinaraymond.com/

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Drummer Nation #78 Guest Matt Wilson It’s All About Imagination (Audio Only)

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Matt Wilson is truly inspiring. Undeterred by personal obstacles, his playing, like his personality, embodies humor, warmth, surprise, and always an infectious sense of swing. It’s no wonder he is one of the most in-demand players and educators on the modern jazz scene. For this interview, I decided to ask him to respond to some of the many quotable quips he’s known for. What emerges, is a glimpse of the inner joy that drives him.

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