Brandon Goodwin and his band, B's Bees, is a staple of the thriving jazz scene in Montreal. On episode 027, Brandon discusses his start in music, B's Bees' new release Kanata, their recent tour of the US, and his ability to work as composer, bandleader and drummer of the group. He also shares some great knowledge for any musician to take to heart. Brandon is undoubtedly headed for huge success in the coming years as this interview demonstrates.
On episode 026, Jamie catches up with master educator, Robb Ryan. Robb is a highly sought after drum instructor in Canada that is an expert in Gary Chaffee's techniques and methods. Jamie and Robb discuss his beginnings as a drummer, his lifelong pursuit of education and some of his many apperances on leading educational outlets such as Drumeo. Robb is a fantastic drummer that everyone should have at least one lesson with.
DJ Bonebrake is the legendary drummer of X. X is quite simply one of the most influential punk bands of all time. On episode 025, DJ and Jamie discuss DJ's start as a drummer in a Buddhist temple, the formation of X and the Los Angeles scene of the late 70's and early 80's. DJ also talks about his work with Ray Manzarek and The Germs. DJ shares lots of great stories and advice on this week's show.
Peter Erskine certainly needs no introduction. In the world of drumming, his name is legendary. Peter has performed with Weather Report, The Yellowjackets, Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell and countless other groups at the highest level of musical artistry. On episode 024, Peter takes time to chat with Jamie about his influences, the history of jazz drumming, his fantastic new album, On Call, with The Dr. Um band and the many accolades that he's recieved over the years. Peter's humility and desire to share his knowledge with other musicians is readily apparent in this wonderful conversation.