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Pete's Percussion Podcast - Pete Zambito Pete Zambito

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A place for long form talk with percussionists and other compelling people.

    Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 218 - Jillian Baxter

    Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 218 - Jillian Baxter

    Albany State University (GA) Percussion Professor Jillian Baxter stops by to talk about her recent PASIC 2020 Diversity Panel Appearance (03:20), her job at Albany State and her previous adjunct positions at other HBCUs that put 250,000+ miles on a Chrysler! (16:30), growing up in SC, touring with her grandfather, and moving away from her piano focus towards percussion (35:45), studying with Lalo Davila at MTSU (50:35), eventually getting to Belmont University (TN) to study with Chris Norton for her master’s (01:00:00), her challenging years at South Carolina State and her work with Timothy K. Adams, Jr. at Georgia for the doctorate (01:13:10), and finishing with the Random Ass Questions, including mutual praise for Stephen King and enjoying seafood (01:37:15).
    Finishing with a Rave on the classic film Full Metal Jacket (01:58:00).
    Links:
    Jillian Baxter as newest PAS Board Member
    PASIC 2020 Diversity Panel
    Jaime Esposito
    Raychel Taylor
    Josh Jones
    Ralph Hicks
    Darton State and Albany State Combine
    Vocal Harmony Groups of the 1930s and 1940s
    Mu Alpha Theta
    National Beta Club
    Lalo Davila
    Julie Davila
    Arthur Lipner
    Andy Harnsberger
    Thomas Burritt
    Michael Burritt
    Mark Ford
    Chris Norton
    Keiko Abe
    Leigh Howard Stevens
    Robert Van Sice
    David Holsinger
    John Cage
    Johnny Lee Lane
    John W. Parks IV
    Tony McCutcheon
    Timothy K. Adams, Jr.
    Hunger Games trailer
    Going to America trailer
    Undercover Brother trailer
    Edgar Allan Poe
    7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen Covey
    Mindset - Carol Dweck
    The Spirit of a Man - Iyanla Vanzant
    Stephen King
    Raves:
    Full Metal Jacket trailer

    Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 217 - Dave Gerhart, Heather Mansell and Alice Pan

    Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 217 - Dave Gerhart, Heather Mansell and Alice Pan

    Heather Mansell appears for the first time, while Dave Gerhart and Alice Pan make return appearances to the podcast!  Heather and Dave from Yamaha Corporation talk about their PASIC 2020 Presentation on Funding (04:00) and the 2020 year for Yamaha and both of them personally (21:00).  Percussionist and Professor Alice Pan talks about her PASIC 2020 Marimba and Voice Performance (45:00) and her teaching at the University of North Alabama, living in the deep south, and moving back to Taiwan (58:30).
     Finishing with a Rave on the classic comedy The Naked Gun (01:21:45).
    Links:
    Dave Gerhart’s previous podcast appearance
    Dave Gerhart’s Yamaha page
    Heather Mansell’s Yamaha page
    Marcia Neel
    CARES Act Funding
    Yamaha’s funding resources
    No Child Left Behind
    NAMM Foundation
    NAMM Fly-Ins
    Mark Ford
    Gary Burton
    Steve Gadd
    “Limelight” - Rush
    2020 LA Dodgers
    Alice Pan’s previous podcast appearance
    Alice Pan’s homepage
    Josh Oxford
    PASIC 2020 presentation
    University of North Alabama percussion
    Matthew Lau
    “Zombie” - The Cranberries
    Raves:
    The Naked Gun trailer

    Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 216 - Lamon Lawhorn, 2020

    Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 216 - Lamon Lawhorn, 2020

    NCA&T State University Assistant Band Director and Percussion Instructor Lamon Lawhorn returns to talk about his recent PASIC 2020 Session on HBCU Drumming styles (02:50), his school year and new recording work (23:00), getting on the PAS Executive Board, PASIC interactions and praise for the podcast (43:00), and a Cowboys and Duke Blue Devils update, along with praise for Tobe Nwigwe (53:00).
    Finishing with a Rave on the classic film Sweet Charity (01:06:00).
    Links:
    Lamon’s previous podcast appearances in early 2017 and late 2017
    Lamon Lawhorn’s NC A&T page
    Lamon Lawhorn’s homepage
    Derrick Greene
    Tim Greene
    Elisha Powell
    PASIC 2020 Presentation on HBCU Drumming
    Sean Daniels
    Drumline trailer
    NC A&T at the Honda in 2020
    Eric Willie
    Aldi Pool
    Gary Cook
    Paul Buyer
    Brian Zator
    Harvey Thompson
    Mike Burritt
    Pedro Orey
    Don Parker
    Justin Bunting
    Chris Knox
    Joshua Simonds
    Bomani Jones
    Jerry Jones
    Tony Bennett
    Tobe Nwigwe
    Raves:
    Sweet Charity trailer
    Sweet Charity - “Aloof, The Heavyweight, The Big Finish”

    Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 215 - PASIC 2020 Preview, Day 2

    Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 215 - PASIC 2020 Preview, Day 2

    For Part 2 of the Annual PASIC Preview show, conversations with Dave Gerhart and Heather Mansell (02:00), Keith Also (20:00), Jillian Baxter (33:30) and Alice Pan (48:00).
    Links:
    PASIC 2020
    Dave Gerhart, Heather Mansell, and Marcia Neel
    Keith Aleo
    Jillian Baxter and the Diversity Alliance Panel
    Alice Pan

    Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 214 - PASIC 2020 Preview (Friday Sessions)

    Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 214 - PASIC 2020 Preview (Friday Sessions)

    Part 1 of our Annual PASIC Preview features interviews with Brad Meyer and Sherry Rubins (03:00), Tony Lymon (30:00), Julie Strom (49:00), and Lamon Lawhorn (01:09:00).
    Links:
    PASIC 2020
    Brad Meyer and Sherry Rubins
    Tony Lymon
    Julie Strom
    Lamon Lawhorn

    Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 213 - Ksenija Komljenovic (Part 2)

    Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 213 - Ksenija Komljenovic (Part 2)

    Ksenija Komljenovic returns to talk about her master’s and doctorate degrees, studying under Svet Stoyanov, and her “DMA Spreadsheets” (03:15), her capstone research on female percussionists (30:00), living, teaching, traveling and eating in Hong Kong (46:20), and rolls through the Random Ass Questions, including time spent on Novak Djokovic and David Foster Wallace (01:01:00).
    Pete then Raves on Voting (01:29:30).  Seriously…GO VOTE!
    Links:
    Part 1 with Ksenija
    Ksenija’s homepage
    David Collier
    Marimba Concerto - Emmanuel Séjourné
    Fertility Rites - Christos Hatzis
    Rebonds b+a - Iannis Xenakis
    “Drum Corps on Parade” - John Pratt
    “Rock Your Body” - Justin Timberlake
    “Radioactive” - Imagine Dragons
    Merlin - Andrew Thomas
    Matt Strauss
    Svet Stoyanov
    Cort McClaren
    Evelyn Glennie
    Toolbox Percussion
    David Foster Wallace
    A Little Life - Hanya Yanagihara
    Roxane Gay
    David Sedaris
    Fredrik Backman
    The Before Trilogy
    Wonder Woman trailer
    Joker trailer
    Black Widow trailer
    The Room trailer
    Wayne’s World trailer
    Bill and Ted Face the Music trailer
    “Black Hole Sun” - Soundgarden
    Martin Bresnick
    Novak Djokovic highlights
    Mark Rothko
    “Satisfied” - Hamilton the Musical
    Raves:
    The U.S. Government Voting site

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