Ron Powell (Percussionist) 40 years at the top, has done a major tour every year since 1977, and is considered by most as one of the best performers in the business. Hes played with artists while they were at the height of their careers. Please see resume. Some artists Powell has performed with are: Kenny G., Sergio Mendes, Diana Ross, Madonna, Ricky Lee Jones, Barry White, Tania Maria, Al Jarreau. Santana, Maria Carey, Miami Sound Machine, Earth Wind & Fire and many others.
Kenny G. & Diana Ross
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceIn 1978 Sergio Mendes held world wide auditions to replace the great Paulinho De Costa. All the players were at a high level but Sergio told me that it was my attitude which put me over the top and won the audition.
What Drives Your Creativity?I listen and play almost everything, from folkloric drumming music to classical, rap to metal, pop to jazz. Not so much country & western, but that's because of their politics.
Why do you choose Vic Firth?Vic Firth has the variety that I need, and they are simply the best