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Damon Grant

Percussionist, Podcaster, Clinician
NYC
Damon Grant is a professional percussionist who can be described as “Rockstar Adjacent”.  As a professional sideman, Damon has performed around the world and worked with world-class musicians in all styles and genres, including David Ryan Harris, Eric Hutchinson, Javier Colon, Charlie Hunter, Richie Flores, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, Robby Ameen, The Original Parliament Funkadelic, Fred Wesley, George Porter JR., Stefon Harris, and countless others. Damon worked with Madonna on her 2012 Super Bowl halftime show, her MDNA tour, and DVD premiere in NYC. He as well as his group, The Damon Grant Project, have been featured in Modern Drummer and Latin Beat magazines and performed in London at the gala event for the 2012 U.S. Olympic team. He was a member of the 10 time DCI World Champion, Cadets drum corps and performed at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta. Damon was also a member of the group The Bomb Squad which was featured in People magazine and won an American Music Award. He was an original cast member of the show Blast! which won both an Emmy and a Tony award. Damon was fortunate enough to have studied with musical legend Yusef Lateef and master percussionist Giovanni Hidalgo.

Damon recently recorded and released an album called ‘Prevailing Melodies’ produced by David Ryan Harris. The album features Harris, along with other artists like Morgan James, Marc Broussard, Zane Carney, Stephen Kellogg, and many more. He recorded on the Grammy-Nominated album by Blues artist, Joe Louis Walker.

Damon currently teaches privately, and at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with Thom Hannum. He uses Latin Percussion instruments, Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets, Remo Drumheads, DW Hardware, Zildjian Cymbals, JH Audio In-Ear Monitors, SKB cases, and Sennheiser Microphones exclusively.