Jim Catalano


Drummer - Truth in Jazz & Jazz Assemblage Big Bands. Vibes - VibeNation Jazz Quintet, Percussionist - Elkhart Municipal Band, Percussion - Mondo Audio, Business Manager - Ludwig / Musser Percussion. Talent Chairman for The Elkhart Jazz Festival.

Artist's Biography

Associate of Music - Mount Aloysius College (1973), BS Music Education and Percussion - Indiana University of PA (1975)
Masters Degree in Music - University of Notre Dame (1977).

Since 1978 I have worked in the music industry, specifically in percussion. In 1983 I joined Ludwig Musser in a marketing capacity and I\'ve been here ever since.

In addition to being an active gigging percussionist, drummer & jazz vibes player, I also have conducted several clinics. My clinic specialty is teaching concert percussion techniques from battery, mallets and percussion accessories. I have conducted clinics at The Midwest Clinic (2001, 2006, 2012), Texas Music Educators (2009), Pennsylvania Music Educators (2007), American Band College (2003, 2006, 2013), Conn-Selmer Institute (1998 - 2013) etc. From 1999 - 2002.

Another passion is conducting percussion workshops for kids called \"Drums Around the World.\"

I served on the Board of Directors of The Percussive Arts Society.

PAS President\'s Music Industry Award 1998.
Midwest Music Industry Award 2010.

I have also had the opportunity to record with The Keystone Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Jack Stamp.


Ringo Starr, Gary Burton, Buddy Rich, Ed Shaughnessy, Butch Miles, Jeff Hamilton, Peter Erskine, Dr. Gary Olmstead, Bobby Christian, Scott Prebys, Jim Coffin


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Contact Information

E-mail Address: jcatalano@ludwig-drums.com
Website: www.facebook.com/jim.catalano

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