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Terry Bozzio
December 27, 1950
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Terry Bozzio
Terry Bozzio is a renowned American drummer and composer who has left an indelible mark on the world of music. With his exceptional drumming skills, innovative techniques, and boundless creativity, Bozzio has cemented his status as one of the greatest drummers of all time. From his early days as a member of Frank Zappa's band to his extensive solo career, Terry Bozzio has consistently pushed the boundaries of rhythm and percussion, earning him widespread acclaim and admiration.

Born on December 27, 1950, in San Francisco, California, Terry John Bozzio grew up in a musically inclined household.

Terry Bozzio's career skyrocketed when he joined Frank Zappa's band in 1975. Bozzio's incredible technical prowess and uncanny ability to execute complex time signatures made him the perfect fit for Zappa's demanding compositions. He showcased his versatility and intricate drumming techniques on albums like "Zoot Allures" (1976), "Joe's Garage" (1979), and "Tinseltown Rebellion" (1981), earning him critical acclaim and recognition within the music industry.

After leaving Frank Zappa's band, Terry Bozzio embarked on numerous collaborations with acclaimed musicians, demonstrating his versatility and adaptability. He collaborated with artists such as Jeff Beck, Steve Vai, Mick Jagger, and Tony Levin, to name a few, bringing his distinctive rhythmic style to a wide range of musical genres.

Bozzio's solo career flourished in the 1980s, with the release of his highly acclaimed debut album, "Solo Drums" (1983), which showcased his remarkable ability to create complex and melodic compositions solely using drums. He further explored his musical vision through subsequent albums like "Drawing the Circle" (1998) and "Prime Cuts" (2005), captivating audiences with his virtuosic drumming and imaginative compositions.

Terry Bozzio's innovative approach to drumming involves treating the drum set as an entire orchestra. He expanded the traditional drum kit by adding numerous percussion instruments and customizing it to suit his musical vision. Bozzio's colossal drum kits, often consisting of dozens of drums, cymbals, and other percussive elements, allowed him to create intricate soundscapes and textures that pushed the boundaries of rhythm and percussion.

After a long relationship with Don Lombardi through Drum Workshop, Lombardi invited Terry to serve as the resident artist for his new project, Drum Channel. Terry has relocated to Southern California to help Drum Channel come into existence and has been working with other artists, including Peter Erskine, Danny Seraphine, Gregg Bissonette, Doane Perry and many more, to build a powerful education and entertainment community.

Terry Bozzio's contributions to the world of drumming have had a lasting impact on the art form. His technical mastery, ability to seamlessly transition between time signatures, and his use of melodic and harmonic elements on the drums have inspired countless drummers and musicians worldwide. Bozzio's dedication to his craft and his constant quest for musical exploration have solidified his status as an icon and innovator in the realm of percussion.





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Terry Bozzio:
The "Black Page" Icon Snare Drum
DW DRUMS
Written expressly for Terry Bozzio, "The Black Page" has become the stuff of legend among the drumming community. The notorious notation is laser-etched into Exotic White Birdseye Maple and the titles and iconic Zappa moustache is hand-inlayed with dyed-black Pearwood on this limited edition snare drum. The snare drum also features an 11-ply North American Hard Rock Maple shell. Also outfitted with special REMO Black Suede® heads and black nickel hardware, this limited edition drum comes complete with deluxe DW carrying case, certificate of authenticity, and Mr. Bozzio's signature. Only 250 will be made worldwide.





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