Johnny Rabb is an active live and studio drummer. He is the drummer for the platinum-selling rock band Collective Soul and has performed with a wide range of artists such as Tanya Tucker, Hank Williams III, Maynard Ferguson, DJ Hype, Alain Caron, Frank Gambale, Larry Tagg, SheDaisy, Deana Carter and Mindy McCready. He is also the co-founder of BioDiesel along with bassist, Clay Parnell. Together they comprise an electronic duo that performs live EDM.
Bands: Collective Soul, BioDiesel
Books: The Official Freehand Technique Book/CD, Jungle Drum ‘N’ Bass for the Acoustic Drum Set
Inspired to play at age 12 after receiving his first set of drums, Nir Z went on to study music composition and drums and percussion under Shaul Shoval, and later David Rich. At 16 he began playing professionally and toured extensively throughout Israel, while also appearing regularly on national TV.
In 1993 Nir Z left behind his very successful career in Israel and moved to New York, eventually taking over the drum throne once held by Phil Collins for Genesis. He has since played on over 80 albums, including John Mayer’s “Room For Squares”.
Bands: Genesis, John Mayer
Lee Pearson’s singular percussive style has led him to the bandstand with some of the world’s greatest pacesetters in Jazz and Hip Hop. In addition to touring with his own band, Lee has also performed with Hank Jones, Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, Roy Hargrove, Dr. Lonnie Liston Smith, Spyro Gyra, Roy Ayers, Lonnie Listen Smith, Jean Carn, Bobbi Humphreys, Ronnie Laws, Jon Lucien, Wayne Henderson of the jazz crusaders, David Murray, John Hicks, Erykah Badu, R&B singer Bilal and the tonight show band with Jay leno – just to name a few.
Bands: Spyro Gyra
5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
6:00 PM – 6:15 PM
Performance – Johnny Rabb
6:15 PM – 6:45 PM
6:45 PM – 7:00 PM
7:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Performance – Nir Z
Performance – Lee Pearson