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Jojo Mayer - Janek Gwizdala
NAMM 2013
PART I

Jojo Mayer - Janek Gwizdala
NAMM 2013
PART II


Appearance
Musikmesse Frankfurt

2012

Jojo Mayer & Nerve
NT Areal Basel
PART I


Jojo Mayer & Nerve
NT Areal Basel
PART II


Jojo Mayer & Nerve
NT Areal Basel
PART III


Jojo Mayer - Janek Gwizdala Band
LIVE in London
Janek Gwizdala - Jojo Mayer - Oli Rockberger - Auden Waage


Jojo Mayer
Exclusive Video Interview
drumdepartment tv



Jojo Mayer
NERVE in the Studio 2010
Footage from Nerve's recent recording session at The Bunker Studio in Brooklyn


Jojo Mayer
...a little Groove for Drummerworld


Jojo Mayer
Fine Brushwork
d&p Seminar


Drumsolo: Performance 1
SoloTranscription
by Lutz Mayer


Jojo Mayer and NERVE
MD Festival
JABON


Jojo Mayer
Musikmesse Frankfurt 2008
2 Clips


Drumsolo
Performance 3
Transcription by Lutz Mayer


Drumclinic Basel:
3 Drum Solos


Jojo Mayer - Depart
Heiri Känzig - Harry Sokal


Drum Solo
MD Festival 1998


Jojo Mayer & Nerve
in Basel 2007
Switzerland

Jojo Mayer - Fredy Studer
Joyful Noise
4 Clips

JoJo Mayer with Friends
in Switzerland 1997




Drum'n Bass Groove
& Slowmotion


Singles
in different Speeds


The Single Handed Roll



Finger Technique


How to get around the Set


Rearranging Phrases


The Mayer Stroke


About Moeller Technique


Some Beatz and Grooves


Jojo Mayer
Developing a Solo
d&p Seminar


some time ago:
PUSH - PULL
Buddy Rich's Secret Weapon


some time ago:
Rolls between
Hands & Feet





Jojo Mayer...
Born January 18. 1963 in Zurich, Switzerland. Son of a musician (bass player Vali Mayer), he spent his early childhood on the road traveling throughout Europe and the Far East. At the age of 2 he got his first drum set, and his first public performance took place in Hong Kong when he was only 3 years old. Growing up in the influence of a musical environment Jojo is basically self-taught (autodidact).

At the age of 18 he joined Monty Alexander's group and toured extensively all over Europe, playing all the major jazz -festivals including the North-Sea-Jazz Festival, Montreux, Nice, Antibes, Athens etc.This lead to back-up gigs with other jazz-greats such as Dizzy Gillespie and Nina Simone and introduced him to an international audience.

Jojo Mayer performed and / or recorded with a great variety of artists covering a wide range of musical styles such as The Screaming Headless Torsos, Meshell n'dege Occello, Vernon Reid's science project, DJ Spooky, Emergency Broadcast Network, the Vienna Art Orchestra, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Harry Pepl, Gerald Veasley, Monty Alexander, Lunar Crush, John Zorn, James Blood Ulmer, Chico Freeman, George Adams, Jamaaladeen
Tacuma, John Medeski, Family of Percussion, Hiram Bullock, Leni Stern, Depart, Wolfgang Puschnigg, The intergalactic Maiden Ballet, Friedrich Gulda, Harry Sokal, Steve Coleman's 5 Elements, Passport, Wah Wah Watson, and many more.

Jojo has also built himself a reputation as a skilled and creative solo performer/ clinician. He appeared at most of the important Industrial Events and Drum Festivals like the Modern Drummer Festival (1998 and 2005), the Buddy Rich Memorial Scholarship NYC (95), the International Drummer-Meeting in Koblenz (89, 91, 95), PASIC (96), the Montreal Drum- Fest (96), the NAMM-Show`s"Drums along the Hilton"(96), int.Slagwerkkrant Dag (96), int. Budapest Dob-Gala (94, 95), Manny`s Drum-Mania NYC (98) and the "int.Musik Messe Frankfurt"(93, 97), to name a view, were he was featured amongst the greatest names in the drumming community today (Vinnie Colaiuta, Dave Weckl, Jack de Johnette, Terry Bozzio, Billy Cobham, Dennis Chambers etc).

Residing in New York City since 1991, Jojo engaged in numerous activities including Live and Studio work. His international touring schedule has taken him all over Europe, the US, South America, The Far East and Africa. Besides his work as a drummer, he also is involved in projects as a writer and producer.

More recently, Jojo has been venturing into New York's Techno / Multimedia / Avantgarde / club scene by promoting his own weekly party event called PROHIBITED BEATZ. This new platform for live "Drum n" Bass", "Nu-Skool Breaks", "Speed Garage" and the latest stylistical hybrids and mutations in DJ culture, has also provided the back drop for his first solo project called NERVE. Described as an "endeavor in reverse engineering the textures and rhythms of the current stream of computer generated music into a live performed, improvisational format", NERVE and PROHIBITED BEATZ have created a reputation in the New York scene that already goes way beyond "a serious buzz".

Recent performances and recordings have earned him rave reviews: Jojo Mayer "...destined for "Drum God" status !"(Modern Drummer magazine).

Jojo Mayer's company endorsements include: Sonor drums, Sabian cymbals, Remo drumheads and Vic Firth drumsticks. Lately he has been involved as a product developer / designer for Sabian (Jojo Mayer Signature "Fierce Ride" & "Fierce Crash" Models), a consultant for Sonor's "Jungle Kit" and as a designer for Vic Firth drumsticks (Jojo Mayer Signature Model). He has also frequently appeared in advertisements, catalogues and publications for the above mentioned companies.

2012: Perfect Balance Bass Drum Pedal - developed by Jojo Mayer.















Musikmesse Frankfurt - 2012
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Janek Gwizdala Band
Janek Gwizdala - Jojo Mayer - Oli Rockberger - Auden Waage.















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Jojo Mayer - Aaron Spears





© Thomas Leitermann
MASTERS PLACE 2010








performed with:

NERVE
John Davis
Takuya Nakamura
Roli Mosimann
Jan Gwizdala
Strange Balls Of Fire
Dizzy Gillespie
Ernestine Anderson
The Vienna Art Orchestra
Wolfgang Muthspiel
Fredy Studer
Harry Pepl
Gerald Veasley
Monty Alexander Group
Chico Freeman
James Blood Ulmer
George Adams
Steve Coleman
John Zorn
The Intergalactic Maiden Band
Hiram Bullock
Meshell Ndege Occello
Minu Cinelu
Friedrich Gulda
Harry Sokal
Lunar Crush
John Zorn
James Blood Ulmer
Chico Freeman
George Adams
Jamaaladeen Tacuma
Mike & Leni Stern
Steve Colemans 5 Elements
Passport
Wah Wah Watson
Depart
Headless Torsos
David Fiuczynski
John Medeski
Harry Pepl Quartet

....and many more



































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Frankfurt 2008
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Arthur Hnatek - Spanky McCurdy - Jerome Marcus - Bernhard (Drummerworld) lurkin....





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Jojo Mayer - Fredy Studer
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Jojo - some years ago...







Depart: Heiri Känzig - Harry Sokal - Jojo Mayer















Drumdepartment.tv Interview



Fredi Studer - Jojo Mayer - Joey Baron



Fredy Studer - JoJo Mayer -



Fredy Studer - JoJo Mayer - Bernhard (Drummerworld)


Zoro - JoJo Mayer



Jojo Mayer - Bernhard (Drummerworld)
Musikmesse Frankfurt



Jojo's special Drum-Shoes with Leather Sole....














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