Cliff Almond first came onto the international music scene in 1989 when he was hired by Pianist Michel Camilo. Almond was recommended to this position by then Chick Corea Drummer, Dave Weckl, who spotted Cliff on a clinic tour. Almond was based in California at that time, but he landed Camilos gig at the age of 21 and soon relocated to New York and began performing with artists in and around the city.
Since that time, Almond has developed a reputation for versatility in a number of different styles of music, and continues to be active in New York City as well as internationally as a performing artist.
An endorser of Yamaha Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Drumsticks, Evans Heads, and Dʼaddario Products, Almond has also been involved as a producer/co-producer in a number of projects and continues to be active in playing, composition, and music production. Almond is also active as a Clinician throughout the US and Europe and Asia, and is an active member of Percussive Arts Society. Almond also teaches online at Cliffalmondlessons.com
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