Latest Percussionists Stories

2010-07-16 15:10:00

NEW YORK, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Lawyers of 1-800-Cantaso, along with New York State Senate President Malcolm A. Smith, Assemblywoman Carmen E.

2009-01-26 07:00:00

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- On February 8, 2009, two band leaders will be seated side by side at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards Ceremony hoping their combined efforts will result in an award for the "Best Latin Jazz Album" of 2008.

2008-10-06 18:00:22

By Amelia A. Hart FERNANDINA BEACH - Salutes to musical giants Tito Puente and Ray Charles are among the highlights of the fifth annual Les DeMerle Amelia Island Jazz Festival, which kicks off Sunday with a free concert in Amelia Park.

2008-09-08 06:00:14

By Marc Horne IT SOUNDS like the most unlikely musical collaboration since David Bowie teamed up with Bing Crosby. But percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie has revealed plans to perform with rap hell-raiser Eminem.

2008-07-17 21:00:26

By MARLI LEE McGARRAH Musicologist and legendary percussionist Mickey Hart is still casting waves in the music industry after more than 40 years in the business! This former Grateful Dead drummer is now juggling two projects, the Rhythm Devils and the Mickey Hart Band, and he's not about to stop adding more to his plate.

2008-06-27 06:02:38

By MARTIN LONGLEY AVERITABLE frenzy of intricately slapped Indian percussion descends on the Midlands next week. Tabla player Zakir Hussain will be fronting a group of drummers and dancers at Birmingham Town Hall on Wednesday.

2006-02-21 20:55:50

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Ray Barretto, a percussionist and bandleader who was a pioneer of the Latin jazz and salsa movements, died February 17 in a New Jersey hospital of complications from quintuple bypass surgery he underwent last month. He was 76.

2006-02-17 15:00:33

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ray Barretto, the Latin conga drummer best known for his 1960s hit "El Watusi," died on Friday at a New Jersey hospital, a family spokesman said. He was 76. Barretto died at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, New Jersey, George Rivera said in a statement.

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