This month’s feature concludes Modern Drummer’s ongoing column called The Daru Sessions that started last year. In previous pieces we have focused on Daru’s gear, and his various musical and drumming influences. This month we conclude by talking about his new projects, his many drumsets, the gig touring with Jack …
The new PDP Daru Jones Nashville Blue New Yorker kit In November Drum Workshop and PDP are introducing a new Daru Jones signature drumset. A lot of thought went into the Daru Jones Nashville Blue New Yorker kit. It’s not “just” a compact kit. It’s a very versatile instrument that …
Influences and Hip Hop Drumming Daru Jones and I have returned with the second episode of The Daru Sessions. Daru Jones has just released a record called Daru Jones Play the Breaks (Live at Layman.) On it, he plays 25 grooves that he has recorded with other artists, and he …
Modern Drummer is starting a new series with Daru Jones called “The Daru Sessions.” In these series of interviews, Daru and I are going to dive deep into several subjects. The first subject of these talks is Daru’s unique drum set-up. Daru Jones’s drumming is always evolving, and he is …
Photos from the 2021 Modern Drummer Festival For the second year in a row, the global pandemic chased the Modern Drummer Festival to an online venue. But we were unbowed. Presented by the MD team and produced by Thom Mozloom’s crew at M Network, we were able to unleash one …
From the MD Archives Modern Drummer has assembled tons of wisdom from incredible players throughout its 45 years, so it’s no surprise we have exhaustive data on how drummers approach their art in the recording studio. Here are ten quick session tips we’ve plucked from our archives that may inspire …
We last heard from him when he was backing Jack White, a rock icon with a deep appreciation for hip-hop. The drummer’s latest project is pure beats-n-rhymes, with a rock-hard soul. For certain drummers, it’s all about playing with a wide variety of artists. Daru Jones has that angle covered, …
The interactive museum celebrates a decade of percussion education. Nestled in the heart of downtown Indianapolis is the Rhythm! Discovery Center, a gem of the drum and percussion world. Founded by the Percussive Arts Society in 2009 and now celebrating its tenth year, the RDC is said to be the …
On The Cover Daru Jones The requirements of rock and rap might seem poles apart, but the lines of separation evaporate in the hands of Jack White’s beatmaker. Story by Robin Tolleson Photos by Rick Malkin Lost in the moment, Daru Jones rises from his seat—the closest seat in the …
Gene Hoglan, Mike Portnoy, Aquiles Priester, Daru Jones, Narada Michael Walden, Herman “The German” Rarebell, Sebastian Thomson, Ulysses Owens Jr., Ross Jarman, Nick Buda, Matt Cameron, Armen Halburian, Robby Ameen, Joe Vitale, Trey Gray
Posted: March 1, 2023
Daru Jones Teases New Solo LP and Gives Advice to Young Drummers
Daru Jones, photo by David Swanson Daru Jones, Jack White’s distinguished drummer — and the star of our March 2023 Modern Drummer cover — is gearing up to release a new solo album. In a comprehensive interview with Modern Drummer about touring with White, his new “rock-hop spaceship” kit, and channeling …
Posted: January 24, 2023
Modern Drummer is in Search of the Next Great Funk Musician
Modern Drummer is teaming up with Consequence and Yurt Rock in search of the next great funk musician. Here’s how it works: Courtesy of Yurt Rock, contestants can download a free Clyde Stubblefield drum pack. As James Brown’s drummer, Stubblefield is not just one of the most influential musicians in …
Posted: October 3, 2022
MODERN DRUMMER & YURT ROCK ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE PARTNERSHIP
Modern Drummer Magazine today announced an exclusive distribution partnership with Yurt Rock, a widely-recognized producer of loops, samples, and more featuring the world’s leading musicians. As part of this exciting collaboration, Yurt Rock will be releasing a series of custom drum libraries from Modern Drummer’s digital catalog. The first release planned will …
Posted: January 29, 2019
Anthony Citrinite of The Collective and MeetHook in On The Beat
Dear MD! My name is Anthony Citrinite and I have been lucky enough to play drums professionally for many years with a number of great bands including Boston, Coheed & Cambria, and currently with Embers Only.
Posted: November 20, 2018
Daru Jones of Pete Rock and the Soul Brothers in On The Beat
Peace and blessings everyone! It’s Daru here and I’m the drummer and musical director for legendary hip-hop producer/artist Pete Rock and his new live band, the Soul Brothers.
Posted: March 6, 2017
Nick Zamora On Tour With the Suffers
Drummer Nick Zamora’s driving feel, blazing yet apt chops, and Motown-inspired grooves are supporting the Houston, Texas, soul collective the Suffers on their current March tour. Since forming in 2011, the ten-member group has enjoyed a steady rise in popularity, thanks in part to television appearances on such shows as …
Posted: July 9, 2015
Daru Jones Mini-Doc and GC Signing
Check out this mini-documentary on July 2015 Modern Drummer cover artist Daru Jones….
Posted: June 9, 2015
Antemasque’s Drummer on Education, Listening Skills, and Knowing Who You Are.
Posted: May 28, 2015
July 2015 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Daru Jones
See what’s in the pages of the July 2015 issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Daru Jones!
Posted: August 27, 2014
Drumerica Announces 2014 Contest Finalists
Drumerica, the National Contest For Young Drummers, has announced the names of the 18 finalists in this year’s competition. They are:
Posted: July 31, 2014
Drumerica Entry Deadline Extended To 12:01 AM, Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Due to the high number of late submissions, the deadline to enter the Drumerica National Contest For Young Drummers has been extended to 12:01 AM, Wednesday, August 6, 2014.
Posted: July 7, 2014
Drumerica Is Open to All Young Jazz, Rock, Latin, Metal And R&B Drummers
No matter what style of music they play, aspiring drummers can show their talent, skill and personality by participating in the 2014 Drumerica drumming contest.
Posted: June 1, 2014
Drumerica Contest Adds Additional Sponsors And Celebrity Judges
Drumerica is proud to announce that leading online music retailer Musician’s Friend, the world-renowned music education program School Of Rock and the Percussive Arts Society (PAS), the world’s largest organization of drummers and percussionists, have joined with twenty other top drum, accessory and media companies to sponsor the online video …
Posted: February 4, 2021
The Modern Drummer Podcast – Narada Michael Walden’s UPBEAT: Daru Jones + Angel Drums- Segment-Shell Maple Drumset product review & more. In this episode, Narada Michael Walden interviews Grammy award winning drummer Daru Jones. Daru talks about his influences, his technique, playing style and his Saturday Night Live performance with …
Posted: July 14, 2017
Episode 101: Biggest Gear Regrets, Ricky Martin’s Tony Escapa, Paiste PSTX DJs 45 Series, and More
In this episode, Mike and Mike share some of the gear they’ve regretted letting go over the years. The featured artist is Ricky Martin’s Tony Escapa. Up for review is the Daru Jones signature series of portable/affordable PSTX DJs 45 cymbals from Paiste. After fielding a few listener questions, the …
Posted: September 18, 2015
Episode 8: Daru Jones, Drum Books, Gretsch’s Renown Series Drumsets, Sugar Percussion Snares, and More
In this episode, Mike and Mike talk about July 2015 Modern Drummer cover artist, Daru Jones, and dig into some of their favorite drum books. Then they talk a bit out the differences between Gretsch’s Renown series drumset with birch and walnut shells, and they check out some ultra-slick snares …