EP 10: Peter Erskine

Peter Erskine is one of the world’s most well respected drummers. He has played the drums since the age of four and is known for his versatility and love of working in different musical contexts. He appears on over 600 albums and film scores, and has won two Grammy Awards, plus an Honorary Doctorate from the Berklee School of Music (1992).

Peter has played with the Stan Kenton and Maynard Ferguson Big Bands, Weather Report, Joni Mitchell, Steely Dan, Diana Krall, The Brecker Brothers, The Yellowjackets, Pat Metheny, and many more.

Peter produces jazz recordings for his record label, Fuzzy Music, and is an active author with several books to his credit; the latest titles include “No Beethoven (Autobiography & Chronicle of Weather Report),” “Time Awareness for All Musicians,” “Essential Drum Fills,” and “Everything I Know, A Work in Progress” (DVD). He is also authoring new iOS Play-Along apps suitable for all instruments.

Peter is Professor of Practice and Director of Drum set Studies at the Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California.


You can down load the Mintzer Big Band Essentials app by clicking here.

Peter uses: Tama Star Drums / Meinl Percussion / Zildjian Cymbals / Vic Firth / Zoom