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Dann Sherrill

Nashville Independent
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Dann Sherrill is a percussionist and drum set player from Nashville, Tennessee. He plays Afro Cuban Percussion (Conga, Timbales, Bongo, and Guiro) and Brazilian Percussion (Surdo, Pandeiro, Caixa, Quica, Tamborim and Repineque). He is an in demand session drummer/percussionist in Nashville and has recorded many CD’s, jingles and publisher demos. He has performed or recorded with Steve Winwood, Michael English, Engelbert Humperdinck, Mel Tillis, Bonnie Bramlett, Armando Perazza (Santana), Nino Segarra, Maelo Ruiz, Mose Allison, Arturo Sandoval, Hayseed Dixie, Mark Selby, Jamie O’Hara, Alvin Slaughter. Dann and his percussion are regular fixtures on the live Latin music scene with the regions best Salsa dance orchestras such as the fabulous Trabuko, Willie Crespo and Salsarengue, Orkesta Eme Pe, Grammy winner Al Delory and Mambo ’98, Elena Garcia, Dalia. Dann also plays and records Brazilian music with Music City Samba carnaval group, Trio Ginga, Rebekah del Rio, Som Brasileiro and Lori Mechem’s Ritmos Picante. As much as he loves to play, Dann also has a great passion for teaching. He teaches ensemble classes at the Nashville Jazz Workshop, has a thriving private teaching practice and does school workshops, clinics and performances. Among these are clinic/performances at both Western Kentucky University and Murray State University’s Day of Percussion, Middle Tennesse State University, Goucher College, Appalachian State University, The Village Cultural Arts Center, Belmont University Percussion Department, as well as annual residencies at Chicago’s Gallery 87 Arts Apprenticeship Program. Dann is a teaching artist with the Wolf Trap Learning Through the Arts program, in which he works with Head Start pre-school children. Dann is a teaching artist with Green Room’s 1317 Project working with at-risk teens though Brazilian drumming.