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Wednesday, July 31
7:00 PM
Education Event

Master Class: John ‘JR’ Robinson – Making Your Time Come Alive

6:30 PM
All Ages
The café and bar will not be open at this event. Thank you!

Grammy winning drummer John ‘JR’ Robinson is celebrating 50 years of music making. Robinson’s world-renowned versatility and groove have made him one of the most prolific and sought-after drummers in the industry whose musicianship has helped define the pop, R&B, and jazz era for the last half century. No one will forget Robinson’s landmark fill which introduces the iconic smash hit, “Rock With You,” from Michael Jackson’s Off the Wall or his acrobatic, finessed touch that launches Steve Winwood’s No. 1 hit, “Higher Love” from Back in the High Life.

With 30 No.1 all-time hit records, 10,000 recording sessions for albums, movie, and TV soundtracks, Robinson has joined exclusive ranks as the most recorded drummer in history. His signature groove has played a part in over 60 Grammy-winning records, over 200 Billboard Hot 100 songs as well as more than 500 million units sold, earning him a permanent spot in Rolling Stone’s “The Top 100 Drummers of All Time” list.

Robinson’s master classes dive into the journey of his storied career. He discusses the elements, concepts, and techniques that have made him into one of the busiest and most in-demand studio drummers of all-time, earning him the nickname the “King of Groove.”

Can’t make it in-person? You can join virtually! Click here to register.


Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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