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Genres You Will Love
Jazz: Contemporary Jazz Jazz: Hard Bop Jazz: Jazz-Funk Moods: Mood: Upbeat Moods: Instrumental

By Location
Portugal

Links
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The Michael Lauren All Stars

Born in New York on January 16, 1950, Michael Lauren began drumming at the age of eight. His artistry crosses the boundaries of jazz, blues, funk, rock and world music. Michael attended The Johns Hopkins University B.A., The Peabody Conservatory of Music, and Berklee College of Music. He is a founding member of the world renowned Drummers Collective, NYC, where he taught for over twenty-five years. Michael is currently Professor of Drum Set Studies and was the head of the Jazz Department (2005-2010, 2015-2017) at the Escola Superior de Música, Artes e Espectáculo (ESMAE) in Porto, Portugal. He is also the founder and artistic director of The International Drum Academy in Lisboa, Portugal.

Michael has performed and/or recorded Paul Anka, Chuck Berry, Charles Brown, Tom Jones, Tom Harrell, Bob Stewart, Dena DeRose, Bob Mintzer, Milt Hinton, Rick Margitza, Markus Burger, Jerry Jemmott, Kenny Davern, Bill Frisell, Mike Stern, Silje Nergaard, Ted Curson,
Robert Kraft, Don Sebesky, Darlene Love, Martha Reeves, Cornelius Bumpus, Teo Macero,
The Drifters, The Coasters, Bobby Radcliff, Grant Green Jr., T.M. Stevens, Orquestra de Jazz
de Matosinhos, Orquestra Jazz Algarve, Jorge Costa Pinto Big Band, Quinteto Mario Santos,
The Postcard Brass Band, Hugo Alves Quartet, 2 Tubas & Friends and many others. He has
led his own bands, including Bashier, Magister Ludi, and The Michael Lauren All Stars, whose debut album “Once Upon A Time In Portugal” was chosen as one of the 10 best national albums (Portugal) of 2016. Michael has worked in Broadway Theatre productions, in the studios of New York recording jingles, industrials and albums, and was a staff drummer for the music publishing company Famous Music. The author of seven books: Welcome To Odd Times - An Approach To Mental and Manual Dexterity For The Drum Set, Rudiments and Variations For Drummers, The Book Of Silence, The Encyclopedia of Double Bass Drumming, Understanding Rhythm - A Guide To Reading Music, Rhythmic Fundamentals and Compreender Ritmo. Michael is an internationally recognized educator and clinician, and has written articles for Modern Drummer Magazine, The Percussive Arts Society's magazine Percussive Notes and Score Magazine, a subdivision of the PBS television series "Rock School". Michael endorses Yamaha Drums, Zildjian cymbals and sticks, and Remo drumheads.

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