Next Great Drummer Judges
Working Drummer, Drum Set Educator and Drum Coach for TV and Film, Vic Firth Education Endorser and West Coast Rep for Drummer from Another Mother Clothing Company. ) Shared the stage and played with Artist such as Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, John Legend, Leon Hendrix, Presley Tucker, Cipes and the People, and Niki Saletta and many more. Currently Playing with Award Winning and one of Music Connections top 100 unsigned bands Starving for Gravity myspace.com/starvingforgravity.
Trevor Lawrence Jr. aka "Trev Beats"
Music Produced / Written: Co-Wrote and played on #1 Single Crack A Bottle by Eminem, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent (broke all time first week digital sales record), also Co wrote and played on Hit single We Made You by Eminem (most requested video in MTV History) Artists he’s toured and/or Recorded with: Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg, Alicia Keys, Macy Gray, Eminem, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, India Arie, Natasha Beddingfield, Lenka, Mariah Carey, Lionel Richie, Taj Mahal, Andrea Bocelli, Euge Groove. Current Gig(s): DR. DRE (Aftermath Entertainment) Staff Producer/ Musician. Future Projects: Album Credits: EMINEM RELAPSE VOL 1 AND 2 ALL SONGS PLAYED ON AND CO-WRITER
Tours with: The Backstreet Boys, Christina Aguilera, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, LSG, Dakota Moon, Bette Midler, Queen Latifah. MD for: Britney Spears, 98 Degrees, Mary Mary, Deborah Cox, Kelly Price, Album Credits: Al Jarreau-All I got, Rod Stewart-If we're alone tonight,VH1 Divas Live 2002. Track: When I need You-Produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.
Music Produced: Brent Jones and the T.P. Mobb, Gerald Albright, Desmond
Pringle, Lilly Mack Sing a Long Series. Tour(s) with: Earth, Wind & Fire, Mary J. Blige, George Duke, Neyo, Jessica Simpson, Gerald Albright/Lalah Hathaway
Current Gig: Jessica Simpson. Future Projects: Desmond Pringle, Lilly Mack Sing A Long Series.
Felix "D-Kat" Pollard
Tour(s) with: Lionel Richie, Anastacia, Sheila E, George Duke, Chaka Kahn, The Staple Singers, Jessica Simpson, Brian Culbertson, Phil Upchurch & Clay Aiken.
TV Appearances: HBO Special Midnight Mac with Bernie Mac, The Jay Leno Show.
Gil Hawkins, Jr.
Current Gig: The GP Project, The George Lewis Band, The David Mills Trio
Gil is a jazz fusion drummer who has performed with and or opened for a vast array of performers including Etta James, Chuck Loeb, Chiele Minucci, Debbie Davies, Donald Harrison and Dave Valentine to name just a few. Gil is currently performing in the NY metropolitan area and will be performing in Southern California in mid- July with The GP Project.
Young Phenom Drummer & Composer; Independent. Winner of NBC's America's Most Talented Kid at age 4; Youngest person to land full endorsements; Youngest songwriter in history to sign with BMI (all at age 4).Current Gig: Touring with David Benoit & 72-piece orchestra; Stars in new LG/VH1's Save the Music ad campaign. Future Projects: Working on CD/ DVD and collaborating with several artists (Terry Bozzio, David Benoit, Nick D'Virgilio (Cirque du Soleil, Tears for Fears), and many more; has upcoming Japan Tour. Has performed with Dave Weckl, Gerry Brown, Richie Garcia, Jordan Sparks, Brian McKnight, Sheila E., Pete Escovedo, Juan Escovedo, Fleetwood Mac, Walfredo Reyes Jr., Gregg Bissonette, Liberty DeVitto, Diana DeGarmo, David Benoit, and many many more. Has appeared in TV commercials for LIFE Cereal, EBay, NBC Promo, Disney, Comcast, LG/VH1.TV Appearances: NBC's America's Most Talented, Today Show, Sharon Osbourne Show, Wayne Brady Show, KTLA Morning News, Good Morning America, Access Hollywood, EXTRA! Has a feature film coming out called Opposite Day.
Derrick "D*LOC" Walker
Tours-Snoop Dogg,Rahsaan Patterson,Brandy,Jody Watley and MANY others
T.V. Shows-SNL-(Tupac,Snoop Dogg) The Tonight Show,David Letterman,
BET 25th Anniversary show,LIVE 8 & MANY OTHERS. Writer & Producer-The Bottom Dwellerz ("Cracks Of The Concrete"-full album)Rahsaan Patterson-"After Hours""April's Kiss""I Always Find Myself" RRICK DE-("710-2-SPAIN"-full album. R.E.G & Yo-Yo-"Nanana Oooh" Artists & Producer affiliates-D.J. Quik,G-1,Keith Crouch,Warryn "Baby Dubb" Campbell,D.J. PoohTerrace Martin,Darius McCrary,Tha Dogg Pound,Soopafly,D.J. Battlecat, Brian Bromberg,Jeff Lorber,Andrae Crouch,Nisan Stewart, Eric Seats,The Soul Seekers, Ice Cube,George Clinton,Pharrell,Preach Balfour,Timbaland, and Andrew Gouche.
Produced & Toured for: Luther Vandross, Yolanda Adams, Whitney Houston, Tamia, Kelly Price, Montel Jordan Karen Clark, Onisha Shaw and MANY more. Current Gig: Onisha Shaw and Tamia
Music Produced: Havanna. Tour(s) with these artists: Soul of John Black, Kim Hill
Current Gig: Kim Hill, Jennie Laws.
Brian F. Moore
Toured with: Jill Scott, Christina Aguilera, Justine Timberlake, Janet Jackson, Usher (My Way Tour), Alliyah, Genuwine. TV Performances: Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno, David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel, Good Morning American, Saturday Night Live.
David "Young Professor" Cowan
Drummer, bandleader, arranger and former Berklee College of Music Instructor- Production for artist Lennox Fleary. Performing: As leader - ESO, and Phunk Organik Society. Performed/toured with- Lalah Hathaway, Frank McComb, Brian McKnight, Walter Beasley, Les McCann, Clark Terry, Boston Pops Orchestra, Andre Ward, Gabrielle Goodman, Kim Hill, Tom Coster, Jason Miles, Abe Laboriel Sr. and many more. Currently Performing with Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr., One Tribe Nation. Former students have worked with Beyonce', Faith Evans, Jaheem, Jonathan DuBose, Macy Gray and other known and respected artists.
Television Music Projects Include-Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew, MTV. Other projects include(theme, score, music packages for), MTV Music Awards 08, Music Package, Bob Sagat Roast – Comedy Central (open theme, and supplemental Music), Celebrity Rap Superstar - MTV (open, score).
Award Shows: Grammy, MTV, Latin Grammy, Billboard Awards, Soul Train Music Awards. Current Gig: Kenny Babyface Edmonds.
Producing Credits Include– His own band "International Recording Artists" SlapBak, En Vogue and Verdine White from Earth Wind & Fire. Co-Produced with George Clinton, Bootsy Collins and Larry Blackmon from Cameo. Tours: The Time, Digital Underground, Snoop Dogg. Current Gig(s): Currently the bassist and Musical Director for Jordin Sparks This summer. Future Projects: Jordin Sparks/Jonas Brothers Tour and in the fall in Europe with Slapbak, along with the CD being released this summer.
Record Producer of The Year-2008-9 Los Angeles Music Awards.
Producing/Composing and playing drums for 2x Grammy Nominated Artist SKEE-LO
on the "Elite Artists" Label. Producing/Mixing Music for new Feature Film "GOSPEL JAM" due out in 2010.Composing/Producing Music for new Nickelodeon Television Series "TALIA" Producing new Live Drummers Drum Loop CD for Dino Drums, Inc. and Spaun Drums.
A seasoned drummer he has played with Seal, Mya, Heather Headley, Patti LaBelle, Rihanna, Anastacia, Darius Rucker, Fantasia, Donnie McClurkin, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Beverly Crawford, Norman Hutchin, Stevie Wonder, Maze Feat. Frankie Beverly and is currently touring with Rihanna. Chris can also be seen at his home church, The City of Refuge in Gardena, CA.
Shauney Sherice Recke
Shauney Sherice Recke, known to many as Shauney Baby, has been working in the entertainment industry for over years and is one of the most celebrated female drummers both nationally and internationally. Professional highlights include a promotional tour with Blacked Eyed Peas front man, Will.I.Am; the house-band drummer on FOX TV’s Keenan Ivory Wayans Show; and national tours with Robin Thicke, PCD’s Nicole Scherzinger, Paulina Rubio, and Hilary Duff.