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    Drummer: Jo Jo Mayer
    Main Style: Electronic (Drum n' Bass), Jazz
    Main Band: Nerve
    Brief Summary:Swiss drummer currently living in New York. Started playing when he was 2 years old with roots in jazz. At a very young age he was playing with names like Dizzy Gillespie, Monty Alexander, Nina Simone and others. Later he became interested in drum n' bass / electronica music. Jo Jo is widely known for his unbelievable chops, having popularized the heel-toe bass drum technique, the Moeller technique and the push/pull technique of playing the drums.

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    Was listening to some Nerve today. Nothing quite like it. Some amazing drumming too.

    Last edited by drumstix; 09-15-2011 at 07:14 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marko138 View Post
    JoJo is the king.
    +1
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    thanks for polishing up my post!

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    Man I love his playing!
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    Jo Jo Mayer is amazing!

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    i came across jojo a couple of years ago, and he has been the biggest inspiration to me, as of recent

    once i get learned in uploading videos here, i'll post some videos

    all hail jojo

    if you ask a drummer what time it is?!? they're likely to respond with a time signature "oh, it's 4/4"....


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    His DVD is insane.
    Great teaching.

    He makes it look so effortless.
    I did not trip and fall. I attacked the floor and I believe I am winning.

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    His style is out of this world. A drummer like no other!
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    King o' Traditional. And then some.

    I remember the first video I watched of him was him playing "Jabon" at Vic Firth. And my mind was blown. Now I feel like I've seen almost all his videos. Got his DVD along with Greb's last year, it never gets old.
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    Thank You for buying this DVD,

    "You did buy it didn't you?"
    I did not trip and fall. I attacked the floor and I believe I am winning.

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    Check out his playing on screaming headless torsos self titled album. Just great drumming
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    i love jojo!

    if you ask a drummer what time it is?!? they're likely to respond with a time signature "oh, it's 4/4"....


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    Has anyone seen the pedal he designed with sonor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xoferif09 View Post
    Has anyone seen the pedal he designed with sonor?
    saw it today, the "perfect balance" pedal, i wont sleep well till i have one on my kit...
    if you ask a drummer what time it is?!? they're likely to respond with a time signature "oh, it's 4/4"....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Xoferif09 View Post
    Has anyone seen the pedal he designed with sonor?
    Heard about it. Haven't seen it yet.

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    the "perfect balance" pedal? Looked at the videos-How good can it be? I'm still saving for that magnetic resistance pedal!

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    the man himself talking about his "perfect balance" pedal...

    if you ask a drummer what time it is?!? they're likely to respond with a time signature "oh, it's 4/4"....


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    Way cool,,,,notice its strap not chain (my favorite rogers swivomatic)
    love da design ....see it is possible that wif some thot outside da box
    "everything old is new again"!!!! I gotta check it out!!!!!
    Thxs jojo,,,you've got an old phrogge thinkin bout new trix!!!!
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    That pedal looks interesting. Would really like to try it out.
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    cmon!

    if you ask a drummer what time it is?!? they're likely to respond with a time signature "oh, it's 4/4"....


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    Quote Originally Posted by kennabis View Post
    cmon!

    Rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennabis View Post
    cmon!

    Watched this on Youtube just now. Safe to say Jojo is probably my biggest drumming inspiration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drumstix View Post
    Watched this on Youtube just now. Safe to say Jojo is probably my biggest drumming inspiration.
    awesome, great crack to watch. how often do you see a side snare tuned lower as opposed to higher?


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