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June 2021:
Modern Drummer June 2021 Cover
The Power of Exciting an Audience

Forgive me for pointing out the obvious, but Nandi Bushell is the youngest drummer ever to grace the cover of this magazine. (Honorable mention to 16-year-old Tony Royster Jr., who appeared on the January 2000 cover along with Dennis Chambers.) In the past, it would have been inconceivable—and, to be …

June 2021:
Modern Drummer June 2021 Cover
Nandi Bushell

Pre-Teen Drumming Evangelist Spreads the Joy of Playing Across the Planet It’s an unrelenting bombardment of music and joyfulness that makes Beatlemania, T-Rextasy, and the Kardashian phenomenon seem like underachieving, ho-hum non-happenings. It’s almost unfathomable how many times each day there appears to be a post or news item or …

September 2020:
18 Drummers to Follow on Instagram
12 drummers to follow

Worldwide pandemic or not, we’re all spending more…

Posted: February 27, 2023

Caravan Nandi Bushell Cover Whiplash
Category: News
Watch Nandi Bushell Rip Through a Cover of Duke Ellington’s “Caravan”

Nandi Bushell (via YouTube) 12-year old extraordinaire Nandi Bushell has once again wowed fans with her drumming skills by taking on Duke Ellington’s jazz standard “Caravan”. The young drummer described it as the “most difficult drum cover” she has ever made, and it was inspired by the song’s prominent placement …

Posted: October 4, 2021

Category: News
100 Drummers “Drum Together” for WhyHunger Campaign

The mission is simple, but critical: One Beat. One Mission. End Hunger. WhyHunger—a non-profit founded in 1975 by the late Harry Chapin and radio deejay Bill Ayres to “change systems, policies, and institutions that perpetuate hunger and poverty in our world”—enlisted more than 100 drummers and percussionists to perform a …

Posted: April 27, 2020

Category: News
Five Young Drummers Breaking YouTube

Gordo Drummer—Busking on buckets in Sydney, Australia. The passion and enthusiasm — as well as commercial savvy — that young drummers and percussionists deploy to share their skills on social networks is not only impressive, but, in some cases, can also garner wild acclaim and advertising and/or sponsorship revenue. Many …

Posted: June 24, 2021

Category: The Modern Drummer Podcast
The Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 39: David Frangioni with Nandi Bushell

Episode 39: David Frangioni interviews Nandi Bushell + Dawson’s Shop Talk review on the Roland – VAD306 Compact Electronic Drumset. In this episode MD CEO David Frangioni interviews 11-year-old UK social media sensation, drummer and multi-instrumentalist Nandi Bushell, sponsored by Roland. Nandi and her father John walks David thru how …