The Studio Drummer Chats!

The Female Drummer Episode. Installment #2 The most popular episode yet?

November 10, 2019 Season 2 Episode 2
The Studio Drummer Chats!
The Female Drummer Episode. Installment #2 The most popular episode yet?
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The Studio Drummer Chats!
The Female Drummer Episode. Installment #2 The most popular episode yet?
Nov 10, 2019 Season 2 Episode 2
Jonathan Cazenave

In Episode #11 of The Studio Drummer Chats, Jonathan talks about 3 OG Female Drummers and 3 New Female Drummers and looks at some of things that make them all fantastic musicians.
Complete with audio samples of their playing!
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In Episode #11 of The Studio Drummer Chats, Jonathan talks about 3 OG Female Drummers and 3 New Female Drummers and looks at some of things that make them all fantastic musicians.
Complete with audio samples of their playing!
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I can be reached for sessions, podcast ideas and feedback here: http://www.jcazmusic.com

Join me on Youtube

There is a fantastic Drum community on Instagram! Join me!

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Welcome to the studio drummer chats. This is a creativity podcast I've talked a lot about from stuff but also all kinds of other creative topics. So if you're an actor or you're a writer or you're a musician or a painter or anything, that's where you make stuff. He may find some useful things within some of these podcasts, but as the name implies, the studio drummer jets there are a fair amount of these about drum stuff, and this one is no exception. Today's episode is the second installment, the female drummer. Episode number two. I did one about this in 2008 team, and you might wonder. Well, why are you doing another one? The other one was so good. Why would you risk doing another one? Well, first of all, as you may have noticed, if you listen to the 1st 1 I called it episode number one because I knew I was going to be doing more of these. And then, second of all, this was the first episode was the most downloaded episode of all the episodes of 2018. So thank you for that. Thank you for all of you that download and listen to the episode. It's obviously a very popular topic. If you have other topics that you'd like me to cover or talk about, feel free to reach out through Jake. As music dot com, there'll be a link in the podcast description. That's J. C ese M. U S i c dot com. And of course, you can always get in touch with me on Instagram at the studio drummer and on YouTube at the studio drummer. I've been thinking about, you know, continuing to think about. Why is it that we have this great upsurge in CE of female drummers in popular culture? And I think a lot of it has to do just strictly with social media. But specifically, I think we have to give a nod to the hits like a girl contest, which I think put a lot of female drummers on the map and then also, you know, there's some specific drummers. I think what Annika Nil is is done with her Mindell videos has been integral and through a lot of hard work and great playing, she's really captured everyone's attention and I think done a lot for the German community and, of course, shut out toe Mindell. For all of their great videos, I talked about both Mile and Annika and the first installment of the female germ episode. And all these things have kind of added up to just this great amount of fantastic drummers that have come to our attention. This is a topic that's really near and dear to my heart, as a drum educator and also as a father of daughters who play musical instruments. You know, I probably see about for drummers anyway. Maybe one in 20 students that I have at any given time are females at least four for drummers. So I'm really happy when I see a new female drummer walked through the door. It's exciting for me to be ableto pull up on YouTube new drummers and say, Check this personnel and that personnel and for young drummers to have someone that they can relate to and connect to and see them doing that thing that they want to do. So it's a really exciting time. It's an exciting time for all drummers, but particularly, I think, for female drummers and some of the great innovations that they're making, I'm gonna have some audio examples today, and I'm going to kind of start with some of the Ogi drummers. I'm gonna work my way up to some of the newer drummers. So what? I say O g, I'm going way, way, way back. Two violas. Smith in 1939. Some of you may know the name of violence met. Some of you may not. She was born three years after Gene Krupa just to give you a little bit of, ah, drum timeline reference, which would have been about five years before Buddy Rich. She was taught by Billy Gladstone. She received a scholarship to Juilliard, and when later play with the NBC Symphony Orchestra, she did a film television Broadway performed with Ella Fitzgerald and Chick Webb. And she is, as of last time I checked. She is still playing drums at 100 and six years old. So be sure and check her out on YouTube. Really cool. This recording we're about to hear is called snake Charmer. It's with Francis Carol and her croquettes, and it is a television recording from 1939. Theo, the next drummer of the O G list, grew up in a musical family with a well established father and percussionist Pete Escovedo. I'm talking, of course, about Sheila E. By her early twenties, she had already played with the George Duke Ban, Lionel Richie, Marvin Gaye, Herbie Hancock, Diana Ross. In an eighties, she collaborated with Prince, which is around the time I found out about her with songs like The Glamorous Life and A Love Bazaar. She played on the sign of the Times album Princes Record and was prominently featured in that film. If you haven't seen it, it's It's really cool. There's some great great drum stuff in there. And then she did a solo record in 91 called Sex Symbol Symbol, spelled like See Why I m B. A. L. And had a couple of radio singles off that and then later reunited with prints out to two thousands. She's collaborated with Beyonce and Gary Clark Jr and Hans Zimmer, and she's one of the drummers for me in particular, along with the drummers I mentioned in my previous podcast that, you know, growing up, she really was one of the first strong female public figures I would see on film and television playing drums. She's beautiful, charismatic and can absolutely throw down on the set. I got to see her live with the E family band in Atlanta, and it was a great enjoy US concert. This cliff I'm gonna play is from her performance on The David Letterman show. Check it out. Wait that way. My 3rd 0 g pick is Evelyn Glennie. Evelyn hails from Scotland and is best known for her worldwide orchestral work as well as her experimental percussion work. She's done a great deal of development and research of one's ability to feels sound, as she has been profoundly deaf since the age of 12. She studied at the Royal Academy of Music and has collaborated with Oscar The Grouch. Yes, from Sesame Street to York, Bela Fleck, Steve Hackett, Mark Knopfler and performed with Underworld at the London 2012 Olympic Games. And the list goes on. She's collaborated with a lot of folks. She's she's won a lot of awards, including two Grammys, Sebi in Lifetime Achievement Award, Percussive Art Society Hall of Fame. I had the privilege of seeing her perform with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and she was brilliant. This snare solo, Then I'm gonna play for you. Woz performed in Central Station in New York and comes from a documentary about her called Touch. The Sound was done around 2004. If you have not seen it highly recommended, highly, highly recommended. Check this out So the next few drummers are younger drummers that have come up in this past five or 10 years. And to start with, I'd like to introduce you to Sena spelled S I in a Sena is from Germany. She started playing drums at 10 and with the help of her musician father, she started a YouTube channel at around 14 years of age. She's specialized in covering classic rock blues, some progressive rock, and she's gone on to write some of Rome songs, record some of her own songs and released him on YouTube. She's collaborated with several YouTube artists on created drum tutorials. She currently has around 730 K followers with her sultans of swing drum cover, pushing 26 million views. I'm featuring this young lady today. She's now around 20 years old because she represents someone who is playing with passion and does doesn't mind letting others see her. Growth is a player over the past several years, and often when I'm teaching, I used her videos as a relatable Touchstone. My students can clearly see and learn parts while watching someone that can connect with this track we're about to hear is why Y Z originally by Rush and it's performed by Jasmine Star and Sina, the next fantastic drummer I want to tell you about this one that you probably already know about. Her name is Mae Tal, spelled M a Y T A. L. With around one and 1/2 1,000,000 subscribers on YouTube, Metal has won the hearts and minds of drummers everywhere. With her visually stunning videos and fantastic playing. She's known for rock, progressive and metal playing. She plays a lot of cover songs. It also has her own band called Me. She was born in Israel and started playing drums at 18 at 21 moved to Los Angeles and attended the L A music Academy. And with her one and 1/2 1,000,000 subscribes, she is one of the most popular drummers on YouTube. My favorite video is her cover of Tools 46 2 Check that one out for sure, but we're gonna listen to one of her original tracks from the band mate Al. The track is called Hydra from the album Witness. The third and final drummer in this episode is a drummer that I found out about recently on the drum Eo channel. Her name is Camille. Be Joe. I'm gonna spell it out for you so you can find her easily. Camille C A m i L l e The show is B i g d a u L t. She grew up in a musical family with a guitarist, singer, dad and mother percussionist into Luce France, and she started playing drums at 12. She studied at the Conservatory in France with Jose Phillip Stroh, who introduced her to jazz and diffusion and snare technique, and also to what turned out to be a very important book for her by Gavin Harrison called Rhythmic Illusions. She's played 86 shows with the French rock opera The Red and the Black, a Genesis tribute band called Jeannette CIA. She's currently on tour with a French singer, Jennifer, and is also doing clinics and master classes, and she recently announced her collaboration with the Internet Orchestra. You could get a lot of info about what she's doing by following her on Instagram, you can see some of her instructional videos on the Drum Channel and on Drum Eo, and she's a Tama, Mindell and Remo endorser. She also composes and plays guitar and sings very, very talented young lady. She's becoming known, I think, in the drunk community for her expiration of Polly Rhythms and Austin Otto's and odd time signatures, and you'll cure some of that in the cliff. I'm gonna play. And as I said at the top, I became aware of her from Romeo. So a shout out to draw me Oh, for bringing us so many great drummers and drum clinics and master classes from every generation. Camille is currently at the top of my list of young drummers, and this track we're going to hear is called Room Be written by Camille. No, thank you all for listening. I hope you've enjoyed this episode. Please subscribe to this podcast. It's available on iTunes, Spotify, Google podcasts pretty much everywhere. One of the best things you can do to help me in this podcast is give me a five star rating on iTunes. It really helps other creative people and drummers find this podcast. You can reach me at J. C at Jake as music dot com. If you have some feedback, any subjects you'd like me to cover in the future, I'd love to hear about them. Also, you can find me on Instagram at the studio drummer and on YouTube at the studios armor. I look forward to hearing from you and I'll talk to you.
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