Peter Erskine has played the drums for a long time. He appears on 700+ albums and film scores, has won 2 Grammy Awards plus an Honorary Doctorate from Berklee. Fifty+ albums have been released under his own name or as co-leader. He’s played with Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, Weather Report, Steps Ahead, Joni Mitchell, Steely Dan, Diana Krall, Brecker Brothers, Gary Burton, John Scofield, Jaco, and appeared as soloist with the London, Los Angeles, Chicago, Frankfurt, Oslo, Royal Opera House, BBC Symphony & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras.
He premiered Turnage’s “Erskine — Concerto for Drumset & Orchestra” with the Beethoven Orchester Bonn, and has performed it in Los Angeles, Helsinki, Germany and the U.K. Peter graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy and studied at Indiana University under George Gaber. Peter has developed several innovative play-along apps for iOS, and produces for his own label Fuzzy Music. Peter’s latest book is titled “The Drummer’s Lifeline, co-authored with Dave Black. Peter is Professor of Practice & Director of Drumset Studies at USC. He otherwise offers private instruction by way of artistworks.com
Peter on PolyNome…
My favorite things about PolyNome are its flexibility and power. I use it in rehearsals, at recording sessions, and when teaching.