Drummer: Rod Morgenstein
Main Style: Rock/Fusion
Main Band: Dixie Dregs, Winger, and Jazz Is Dead among others
Brief Summary: Rod began his career playing in the amazing rock instrumental band the Dixie Dregs while still a student at the University of Miami. Rod later joined the Steve Morse Band for a brief time. He then found his most commercial success in the band Winger. He is still drumming for them today. He also is a member of the Rudess/Morgenstein Project, Jazz Is Dead, Platypus, and Jelly Jam. Rod has produced drum instructional videos, worked as a clinician, and is a Professor of Percussion at Berklee College of Music.
Other Facts: The Dixie Dregs have been nominated for a Grammy 6 times. Rod won Modern Drummer's reader polls for Best Progressive Rock Drummer (5 years in a row) and Best All-Around Drummer (1999). He is also known not only for his incredible chops, but his obvious joy when drumming! Truly one of the nice guys in the drumming world.