Peter Erskine

SANTA MONICA, California, US
Artist / Band / Musician
Jazz / Classical
Fuzzy Music
Peter Erskine has played the drums since the age of four and is known for working in many different musical contexts. He appears on

more than 500 albums and film scores, and has won a Grammy Award as well as an Honorary Doctorate.

Erskine has played with (among others) Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, Weather Report, Steely Dan, Steps Ahead, Joni Mitchell, Diana Krall, Kenny Wheeler, The Yellowjackets, Pat Metheny, John Abercrombie, Bill Frisell, John Scofield, Jan Garbarerk, et al, and has appeared as

a soloist with the London, Los Angeles, Scottish Chamber, BBC Symphony and Berlin Philharmonic orchestras. As an educator,

Erskine has authored several method videos and books, the latest being The Erskine Method book + DVD, plus Time Awareness for All Musicians, both available from Alfred Publishing.

Peter plays DW Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Evans Drum Heads and Vic Firth Sticks & Brushes.

He and his wife Mutsy live in Santa Monica, California.

Says Peter, "I'm the very proud father of 2 wonderful kids, and I love the

life I live."
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