John "Lil John" Roberts



One of the most sought after Jazz and R & B Drummers of his generation, John "Lil John" Roberts has maintained his status in the industry as the ultimate heartbeat. A native of Philadelphia, John quickly became noted as a child prodigy, playing alongside Christian McBride and Joey Defranceso at the age of 16.
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Marc Dicciani



Marc is the Director of the School of Music at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and a Professor of Drumset and Music Business. He is also a very busy professional drummer and clinician with dozens of international concert dates and clinics throughout the year.  He has made concert appearances with a wide variety of artists, including jazz musicians Randy Brecker, Joey DeFrancesco, Jon Faddis, Robin Eubanks, Gerald Veasley; singers and entertainers such as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and many more.
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Rick Allen



Rick Allen joined British rock band Def Leppard when he was 15 years old and by 16 was out touring the world. Less than four years later, Def Leppard released Pyromania which established them as a worldwide success and Rick as a young drum superstar. While on break from recording the band's followup record, Rick lost his left arm in a horrific car crash on New Year's Eve in 1984.

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Ijahi Hampden



Born in Manhattan to musical parents, Iajhi (pronounced “E-Ahh-Gee”) has had music around him all of his life. Following in the footsteps of his father (Ivan Hampden) who has toured with Luther Vandross since 1987. He began playing drums at the age of ten in a North Carolina church behind his mother who served as the musical director for the church, while taking gigs in the area at 16, as soon as he was able to drive.
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