Duane Norman

Duane Norman

Crystal Gayle, Nashville Studios

Duane Norman is a versatile and skilled drummer who began his career as a full-time, professional musician in 1987. He has done both studio work and live performances with some of the biggest names in music. He has successfully worked in a variety of genres from jazz to country and has established himself as the œdrummer of choice with many professionals. Duane currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee where he is active performing with a variety of artists, recording sessions, and teaching 20+ students. He has performed globally with multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning artist Crystal Gayle for the past 17 years.

Recent highlights include performances in Europe, South Korea, Stagecoach Festival and a concert at Carnegie Hall.

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  • Most memorable Next-Level Performance

    A memorable experience was playing Carnegie Hall. What an amazing venue! The history of past performers is staggering.
  • What Drives Your Creativity?

    I am influenced by a wide variety of drummers in all styles of music. I feel that everyone has their own unique voice on the drums and it can influence my playing differently. I like almost every kind of music so I try to be open minded.
  • Why do you choose Vic Firth?

    I have been playing Vic Firth my entire professional career. Vic’s products help me perform to the best of my ability. We are a team!