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PAST GUEST PANELISTS

  • Billy Amendola
    Songwriter and Producer; Editor Modern Drummer Publications
  • Vinny Appice
    Drummer and Clinician
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  • Legend Series - Carmine Appice
    Legend Drummer, Educator & Author
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  • Ralphe Armstrong
    Bassist and Recording Artist
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  • Kenny Aronoff
    Drummer (John Mellencamp band); Recording Artist; Author
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  • Eddie Bayers Jr.
    Sessions Drummer
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  • Donn Bennett
    Drum Retailer and Educator
  • Jean-Michel Bernard
    Piano Player, Music Movie Composer (Paris-Manhattan / Hugo)
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  • Legend Interview with Bev Bevan
    Legendary Drummer (The Move, Electric Light Orchestra)
  • Gregg Bissonette
    Member of Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band; Touring/Recording Session Drummer
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  • Legendary Hal Blaine
    Legendary Drummer
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  • John Bryant
    Drummer and Producer
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  • Will Calhoun
    Drummer (Living Colour)
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  • Richie Cannata
    Professional musician & music producer; Saxophone (Billy Joel)
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  • Legendary Ndugu Chancler
    Legend Drummer, Composer, Producer and Educator
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  • Legend Interview with Billy Cobham
    Legend Drummer, Educator & Clinician
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  • Queen Cora Coleman
    Drummer (Beyonce, Prince); Producer
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  • Charles Collins
    Drummer (Teddy Pendergrass, Lou Rawls); Recording Artist
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  • Chris Culos
    Drummer & Educator (O.A.R. band member)
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  • John DeChristopher
    Artist Relations
  • Rick DeJonge
    Composer, Artist and Program Manager
  • Jerry DePizzo
    Saxophonist & Guitarist (O.A.R. band member)
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  • Legend Interview with Liberty Devitto
    Legend Drummer (Billy Joel) and Clinician
  • Nathan East
    One of the most influential Bass players in modern music
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  • Legendary Peter Erskine
    Drummer and Educator
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  • Mike Esneault
    Pianist and Composer
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  • Joe Franco
    Drummer and Producer
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  • Ray Fransen
    Performer and Teacher
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  • Elizabeth Freund
    Owner & Founder of Beautiful Day Media and Management (Ringo Starr, Paul Simon)
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  • Alan Friedman
    Certified Public Accountant and partner at Friedman, Kannenberg and Company, P.C.
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  • David Garfield
    Keyboardist and Composer
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  • Andrew Genger
    Red Light Management (Artist Manager)
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  • Phil Jaurigui
    Swing House Studios (President) and Artist Relations D'Addario
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  • Legend Interview with Jerry Jemmott
    Legend Bassist, Educator (Aretha Franklin)
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  • Darryl Jones
    Bassist (Rolling Stones); Recording Artist; Clinician
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  • Manu Katche
    Drummer, Composer (Sting, Peter Gabriel)
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  • Legend Interview with Billy J Kramer
    Liverpool Legend and Recording artist
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  • Bruce Kulick
    Guitarist and Recording Artist (KISS)
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  • Legendary Abraham Laboriel Sr.
    Legend Bassist, Recording Artist & Studio Musician
  • Rick Latham
    Studio and Touring Drummer; Best Selling Author
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  • Ray Luzier
    Drummer (Korn) and Writer
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  • John Martinez
    Co-founder Rhythm Intensive, Drummer, Producer
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  • Brent Mason
    Guitarist Session Musician, Songwriter and Composer
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  • Legend interview with Dave Mattacks
    Legend Drummer, Producer & Educator (Paul McCartney, Elton John)
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  • Aldo Mazza
    Drummer and Founder of KoSA
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  • Harry McCarthy
    Owner Drum Paradise
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  • Russ Miller
    Drummer and Recording Artist
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  • Fred Mollin
    Fred Mollin Productions; Record Producer, TV and Film Composer
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  • Jonathan Mover
    Drummer, Engineer/Producer and Editor-in-Chief Drumhead magazine
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  • Anika Nilles
    Drummer, songwriter
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  • Brian Pastoria
    Drummer and Producer
  • Paul Pesco
    Guitarist and Composer
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  • Legendary Jim Peterik
    Grammy award winner; Composer, singer, producer & founding member of Ides of March
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  • Legendary Bernard "Pretty" Purdie
    Legend Drummer, Recording Artist and Educator
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  • Legendary Chuck Rainey
    Legend Bassist, Recording Artist
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  • Rich Redmond
    Drummer, Producer and Songwriter
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  • Kristen Rencher-Nuss
    Marketing and Social Media Manager
  • Jim Riley
    Drummer (Rascal Flatts); Musical Director
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  • John "JR" Robinson
    Legend Drummer, Grammy winner, Recording and Touring Drummer
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  • Ashley Rodriguez
    Accomplished singer, performer and graduate of Berklee College of Music
  • David Santos
  • Rudy Sarzo
    Recording and Touring Bassist
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  • Mark Schulman
    Drummer (PINK), Author
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  • Legend Interview with Denny Seiwell
    Legend Drummer and Recording Artist
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  • Legend Interview with Danny Seraphine
    Legend Drummer, Recording Artist, Band Leader and Clinician
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  • Legendary Ed Shaughnessy
    Legend Drummer (Tonight Show)
  • Rhonda Smith
    Bassist and Recording Artist
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  • Glen Sobel
    Drummer, Clinician (Alice Cooper Band)
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  • Marco Soccoli
    Artist Relations
  • Tom Spaulding
    Artist Relations
  • Nita Strauss
    Guitarist, Recording Artist (Alice Cooper Band)
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  • Neil Stubenhaus
    World renowned bass player; Berklee Alumni
  • Core panel, with Special Guests bassist Darryl Jones & drummer Kenny Aronoff
    To Be Determined closer to Event date....Check back or Follow "The Sessions Panel" on Facebook
  • Joe Testa
    Artist Relations
  • Juels Thomas
    Education and Events Manager
  • Michael Thompson
    Guitartist and Songwriter
  • Kim Thompson
    Drummer (Beyonce) & Educator
  • Brett Tuggle
    Vocalist, Keyboardist
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  • Legendary Nate Watts
    Bassist and Musical Director for Stevie Wonder
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  • Sue Wilson-Quin
    Singer and Songwriter
  • Greg Zeller
    Artist Relations (Sabian)

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Alumni Resources



Valuable information for Musicians!   Handouts from the events to download,  important music industry website references to bookmark AND our Sponsors websites:

Music Industry Bubble

Roots and Branches

Terms

Contract1

Contract2

Why Music in Our Life?

DomsDeclarationGoalsEmpowermentWorksheet

Cycle of Self Empowerment

Production/Tour Master Checklist

The Sessions stage plot                     Max Weinberg stage plot

Financial Empowerment

Social Media

DonutEdition of Social Media

 

Great info from WEBSITE REFERENCES & VIDEOS to know:

Recommended links from Dom Famularo 

Interviews, songwriting tips, news, reviews and lyric contest

The “Roots” of pop music history documentary:

 

INDUSTRY WEBSITES & a BIG THANK YOU to our SPONSORS & friends:

In honor of Joe Hibbs, a founding member and lifelong musician, The Sessions has created a scholarship in his memory: Hit Like A Girl Contest

Sticks ‘n’ Skins Photography book of Drummers  book cover