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John is a prolific Musical Artist. He is the first Drummer to record a Drum Duets project with 15 of the worlds most famous and respected drummers on one project. “John Wackerman Drum Duets Vol.1” features John doing Drum Duets with: Steve Gadd(Eric Clapton, Paul Simmon, James Taylor), Alex Acuna(Weather Report), Ron Tutt(Elvis Presley,nNeil Diamond), Peter Erskine, Steve Smith(Vital Information, Journey), Clayton Cameron (Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr.), Adrian Young(No Doubt), John Ferraro(Rod Stewart),Marc Atkinson(Jessica Simpson), Ricky Lawson(Steely Dan), Josh Freese(Nine Inch Nails, Sting), Gary Novak(Alanis Morissette) and his Family Brooks, Chad and Chuck Wackerman.

John Wackerman's Second Solo CD/DVD Drum Duet Project features John playing Drum Duets with Ronnie Vannucci(The Killers), Terry Bozzio (Frank Zappa), Mark Schulman(Pink), Dennis Chambers(Santana), Thomas Lang(Falco), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Scott Johnson (Blue Devils) , Jon Theodore (Mars Volta) Bernie Dresel (Brian Setzer), Gene Hogland(Fear Factory), Justin Spencer(Recycled Percussion),Travis Barker (Blink 182) and Marco Minneman.

John Wackerman grew up in what many call Drum Royalty. Born into a musical family, John adds to his musical legacy which was started by his father Chuck, a music teacher and drummer for over 50 years and continues with his three brothers: Chad (drums –James Taylor, Frank Zappa, Barbra Streisand, Allan Holdsworth) Bob (bass – Maynard Ferguson, Keiko Matsui, Henry Mancini) and Brooks (drums – Bad Religion, Tenacious D (Jack Black), Korn). Starting piano lessons at the age of five was John’s introduction into performance and private lessons, but his true passion for percussion began when he started playing his farther’s Vibraphone and Drums. John studied under such greats as Murray Spivack (classical snare drum), Chuck Flores (drum set independence), Charlie Shoemake (jazz studies), Ruth Ritchie (mallets) and Earl Hatch (classical marimba).

Sessions and Live Performance

Mark Stoermer(The Killers), Kazumi Watanabe, Lindsay Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac),Bunny Brunel, Patrick Moraz ( Moody Blues), Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard), Terry Fator (Band Leader) Live from Las Vegas DVD (RIAA Certified 4X's Platinum sales award), Cirque Du Soleil “KA”, Megan Mullally(Will and Grace) TV talk Show on NBC, Mad About You, Comic Strip Live, Family Matters, Amen TV Show , Slash, Daniel Powter, Maynard Ferguson, Billy Ray Cyrus, Kirsten Chenowithe, Shawn Lane, Tony Orlando, Opra Show, John Davidson, Regis and Kelly, Larry King Live, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,The Miller Brothers, Sea World, IBM Commercials, Nissan Commercials, Merv Griffin, Will Ferrill, Spinal Tap, Jerry Springer, Issac Washington, John Stamos, Nathen Burton, CNN, Circo, Disney Channel, Debra Messing, Terry Brashaw, Rachel Bradshaw, Virtual Pool, Mass Mental(Robert trujillo Metallica), Shock It, Flintface, Peter Galagher, Dave Koz, Generation X, Cartoon Circus, The Commodores.