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Every video picking up at least 50 online votes by May 6, 2019 will qualify for further judging.

Alexander Zinger

from Moscow, Russia

Alexander Zinger (drums)
Alexander Zinger is a one of the most famous jazz drummers in Russia. He started taking his percussion lessons at the age of six.
In 1998 he finished jazz department of the Ro (...) Show morestov State Music School and that year also entered jazz department of the orchestral faculty of the Rostov State Music Academy named after Sergei Rachmaninoff. During his years in Music Academy he played with three big bands: Music Academy’s big band conducted by Peter Nazaretov, big band conducted by Victor Budarin and Kim Nazaretov Big Band conducted by Yuriy Kinus.
In 2002 Alexander moved to Moscow and started collaborative work with “MARIMBA PLUS” and with world famous musician Arkady Shilkloper. In Moscow Alexander entered the Russian Music Academy named after Gnesins, the faculty of music art, percussion department, which he successfully graduated in 2007.
In 2003 at the 2nd International Jazz Festival “Uniti” in Kiev Alexander was awarded a diploma for his significant contribution to the development of jazz music in Ukraine.
In 2007 he became the 1st prize winner of the 4th International Open Festival of Young Jazz Musicians in Rostov-on-Don.
Alexander Zinger performed at numerous jazz events such as International Jazz Festival “JAZZ A MONTAUBAN” ( France) “Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival” ( USA), Moscow International Festival “Russian Stars of World Jazz” (Russia), International Jazz Festival “Usadba Jazz” (Moscow), International Jazz Festival “Jazzia" (Kazakhtan), “Baku International Jazz Festival”, (Azerbaijan), the 10th International Jazz Festival “Jazz in Hermitage Garden” (Moscow), Music festival “Crescendo” by Denis Matsuev (Sochi, Pskov, Moscow) etc.
He also played together with famous musicians as Deborah Brown (USA), George Garzone (USA) , Frank Lacy (USA), Gregory Porter (USA), Jimmy Owens (USA), David Sanchez (USA), Roy Hargrove (USA), Alex Sipiagin (USA), Zemfira band (Russia), “New trio” (Poland), Denis Matsuev (Russia) etc.
Alexander is currently living and working in Moscow. He is an exclusive representative of ZILDJIAN and Evans companies Show less

Votes: 0

Kevin Cyprès

from Draguignan, France

Bonjour je suis autodidacte depuis j'ai toujours joué en groupe depuis mon enfance mais depuis 6ans je prends des cours avec Christian Grassart ( artiste SONOR). jJe met beaucoup d'émotion et de ma pe (...) Show morersonnalité dans mon jeu. Voilà pourquoi mon prof m'a dit de tenté m'a chance. Je vous remerci et j'espère sincèrement que je serais choisi .
Je suis intermittent du spectacle et ça me ferait le plus bien d'être parmi vous . Show less

Votes: 0

Leonid Burdin

from Krasnoyarsk, Russia

I started playing in 2014. With the guys they immediately created a rock band, often performed at many venues in Krasnoyarsk (Russia), played in many styles; In the video, my first full-fledged solo))

Votes: 33

karl JAMOIS

from Saintes, France

Batteur depuis 14 ans, la musique est une partie essentiel de ma vie et sans elle je ne serai quoi faire de mes 10 doigts. En tant qu'autodidacte, c'est dur ce lancer, mais cela permet de trouver son (...) Show morestyle et de pofiner son jeux, quelque soit le temp que ça demande. Comme on dit " rien est acquis, on ne cesse d'apprendre ". Show less

Votes: 7

Ralf Brauckhoff

from Stedesand, Germany

I started playing the drums at the age of 16. 2nd place in Germany at the drum-mastery 2011.

Votes: 0

Matthew Wineinger

from Tucson, United States

I have played drums for a decade. I've been in many bands, currently Black Amethyst as they plan on being the first band in space. I've won a couple local drum battles as well.

Votes: 1

Giorgio Parisi

from Trino, Italy

Suono la batteria da quando ho 9 anni, ora ne ho 18, suonare la batteria è per me fondamentale. Vorrei fare un salto di qualità con un canale youtube con attrezzature migliori sia musicalu che attrezz (...) Show moreature video, microfono. Grazie shure Show less

Votes: 0

Michał Rerak

from Będzin, Poland

Do rozpoczęcia gry na perkusji zainspirowała mnie muzyka The Beatles, Mając 7 lat postanowiłem uczęszczać do szkoły muzycznej, którą udało mi się w ukończyć w 2004. W między czasie grywałem w kilku lo (...) Show morekalnych big bandach i cover bandach. Od 2013 do 2016 byłem członkiem live bandu hip-hopowej grupy Tymin&Peus, dla którego nagrałem partie perkusji do piosenki Olewam Instynkt z płyty Setka Sekta (2015). Dopiero dojście do zespołu Daima pozwoliło mi rozwinąć umiejętności. Z zespołem tym wydałem dwa EP Albumy - Resurgence (2016) i One Step Further, One Step Back (2019). W między czasie miałem okazję wystąpić z Filatov&Karas oraz Moniką Lewczuk na gali Eska Music Awards 2016. Gra na perkusji jest moją pasją i dzięki niej mogę walczyć ze swoimi słabościami. Show less

Votes: 18

Matt Albon

from Bristol , United Kingdom

Drumming has been a passion of mine since I was a kid. My influences are extremely varied but high up on the list I’d definitely include electronic music, breakbeat, hip-hop, drum & bass, funk, rock, (...) Show moresamba, big band jazz, latin, basically anything groove-based. I’d summarise my musical history as basically attempting to play all of the above whilst masquerading as an indie-rock drummer! Show less

Votes: 56

ANTHONY BARRUEL

from GRENOBLE, France

Drummer since the age of nine years old.

Member of post-rock band Collapse and prog/metal band Anasazi.

Votes: 29

Vladimir Ruzicic

from Ljubljana, Slovenia

Professional drummer for 20 years,played with most popular pop/rock bands from Balkans and recorded over 900 songs for many musicians and singers worldwide...

Votes: 35

Matteo Spinelli

from Francavilla Fontana, Italy

ENG I'm Matteo Spinelli, I'm Italian, since I was a child I started to have a huge passion for music in general, and in particular, I started to create a sort of synergy with the drums.
Growing up I s (...) Show moretarted playing in the first bands with my old friends. It was an experience of great importance for my personal growth the progressive rock band "FineThing", with which I recorded an eponymous EP (2013). In 2016, after further experience in pop-rock, I began my collaboration with the FilArmonia Orchestra, thanks to which I had the honor of performing with Mario Rosini. Also in 2016, I worked with the guitarist Palma Cosa in his fingerstyle project. In 2018 I obtained the drums certificate at the Milan Academy of Modern Music under the guide of Giovanni Semeraro and Franco Rossi. At the moment I’m studying jazz drums and percussions at the Tito Schipa Conservatory of Lecce, with the Masters Marco Volpe and Pietro Iodice.
I also participated in recording records as a session-man. In these recent months it has been of particular importance to me the release of the first Ep (“Ombre”) of Funketti Allucinogeni, my band, I’m in touring with now!
IT Sono Matteo Spinelli, sono italiano, sin da bambino inizio a nutrire una passione spropositata per la musica in generale, ed in particolare, poi, inizio a creare una sorta di sinergia con la batteria.
Crescendo inizio a suonare nei primi gruppi con gli amici di sempre. Un’esperienza di grande importanza per la mia crescita personale, è stata la band progressive rock "FineThing", con la quale ho registrato un EP omonimo(2013). Nel 2016, dopo ulteriori esperienze in ambito pop-rock, inizio la mia collaborazione con la FilArmonia Orchestra, grazie alla quale ho avuto l’onore di esibirmi con Mario Rosini. Sempre dal 2016, mi accingo a collaborare con la chitarrista Palma Cosa nel suo progetto fingerstyle. Nel 2018 ho conseguito il diploma di batteria presso l'Accademia di Musica Moderna di Milano sotto la guida di Giovanni Semeraro e Franco Rossi. Attualmente studio batteria e percussioni jazz al Conservatorio Tito Schipa di Lecce, con i Maestri Marco Volpe e Pietro Iodice.
Ho partecipato, inoltre, alla registrazione di dischi come session-man. Negli ultimi mesi di fondamentale importanza è stata per me l'uscita del primo Ep("Ombre") della mia attuale band I Funketti Allucinogeni, con la quale sono al momento in tour. Show less

Votes: 55

Larry Fairchild

from Asheboro North Carolina, United States

Drummer , Percussionist since 1977 . Orchestra , Pop , Rock , Reggae , Funk , Jazz Fusion , Christian , Country , Rap , ECT , Drumming is my passion and most definitely my favorite works in life .
Mus (...) Show moreic consumes and fills my soul with the love of percussion . Show less

Votes: 15

Ricky Smith

from Nashville , United States

Drummer for Tiger Drive. Former high school drum line instructor.

Votes: 0

Luca Uguccioni

from Fano, Italy

Sono un musicista, ho studiato pianoforte e batteria, mi piacciono i suoni e mixare le band sopratutto è il mio passatempo preferito. Grande la musica che ci accompagna e chi si impegna di crearla e i (...) Show morentrattenere.
Sarei felice di vincere degli Shure, il mio sogno. Show less

Votes: 0

Mike Sanon

from Norwich , United States

Mike A Sanon: I am a Haitian/ American drummer, stared drumming at the age of 6 and continue to play whenever I am not busy. Played for my church when I was 11 & now I create drum covers on YouTube, I (...) Show morenstagram , and Facebook. Just wanna give back and entertain with my God given talent. Show less

Votes: 38

Benjamin MALLET

from Siaugues Sainte-Marie , France

J’ai commencé la batterie vers 8 ans
Vers les 12-13 ans j’ai pris des cours et j’ai ensuite arrêté d’en prendre
J’ai une influence rock métal pop rock
Je ne joue pas de batterie dans un groupe seul (...) Show moreement chez moi Show less

Votes: 12

Francesco Baglioni

from Pescia, Italy

Si approccia alla batteria all’età di undici anni, e inizia l’attività concertistica con varie band locali.
Nel 2009 inizia la collaborazione con la street band “Badabimbumband” con la quale ha all’at (...) Show moretivo oltre 300 concerti e un cd mentre uno nuovo è in produzione, dal 2014 entra in pianta stabile eseguendo oltre 150 concerti e qualche passaggio sulle tv nazionali una fra tutte Canale 5 “Tu si que vales”.
A 20 anni decide di approfondire lo studio dello affrontando un percorso di studi che lo porterà ad entrare come studente presso il conservatorio di musica Giacomo Puccini.
Nel suo percorso segue vari seminari e workshop fra i quali:
Benny Greb, Chris Coleman, Morten Lound, Christian Meyer, Thomas Lang, Valerio Perla, Mike Turk, Alessandro Fabbri, Piero Gaddi, Paolo Birro, Luca Bragalini e molti altri.
Inizia la collaborazione con la street band “Reverse Band” della quale cura la sezione ritmica
regista gli LPs del cantautore Lorenzo Ranieri “Ranienzo”
Si esibisce con la S.P.L.H. “Jazz Band di La Spezia” durante lo spettacolo di Carlo Massarini.
Incide (come batterista) ed arrangia “Genova per noi” per Manolo Strimpelli (autore dell’inno della squadra calcistica genovese Sampdoria), nasce così una collaborazione che lo porta a registrare molti brani con questo cantautore.
Attualmente, con le varie formazioni in primis con Badabimbumband, ha un’attività concertistica che lo porta ad esibirsi circa 80 volte l’anno in con date anche in alcune città d’Europa (Innsbruk, Canterbury, Unna, Novi Sad, Zagabria, ecc.).
Insegna presso la scuola comunale di Pescia e nei pressi di Firenze.
Collabora con i marchi italiani: Facus drum innovation e Musa drums. Show less

Votes: 0

Mario jesus Nieto montoya

from Almeria, Spain

Batería desde los 15 años y componente del grupo "waiting for sunset" , con ilusión de vivir nuevas experiencias.

Votes: 51

Paul Kholodyansky

from Москва, Russia

Paul Kholodyansky started exploring music at the age of nine: he used to play piano, guitar and even sang in opera chorus. At the age of 18 he entered the Conservatory in Kharkiv, Ukraine, where he wa (...) Show mores mainly dedicated to classical percussion, xylophone and vibraphone but felt more passionate to playing drums. While studying in the Conservatory, Paul took part and won numerous musical contests. He was also playing drums in a local melodic punk rock band that played many shows all over the country and released a few albums and singles, including the one on a Japanese label. After graduating from the Conservatory, Paul continued to improve his skills by investing all his time in rehearsals. In the next years, Paul filmed and released his own video clips as well as played shows and shared the stage with top drummers and musicians of Ukraine and Russia. in 2012, Paul won the first prize in the International Roland V Drums Contest in Moscow and participated in the Roland V Drums World Championship 2 finals, which took place in Frankfurt, Germany. In 2014-2015, Paul worked in China playing drums in a cover band. In the next two years, Paul was touring Russia, Ukraine and the Baltics as a drummer in Prime Orchestra Sympho Show “World Hits”. Since 2018, Paul has been a drummer in a popular rock band “Poshlaya Molly”.
Paul keeps devoting all his spare time to further development of his skills and self-improvement. Show less

Votes: 1148