Episode #305 – The Health Of Major Streaming Services, 6 F’s Of Taking A Gig, And Drummer Daniel Glass
This week’s guest is drummer Daniel Glass, who has worked with a wide variety of artists that range from Brian Setzer to Bette Midler, to the Budapest Jazz Orchestra, to KISS front man Gene Simmons.
Daniel has been voted one of the top five R&B drummers in the world by readers of Modern Drummer and DRUM magazine for two consecutive years, and since 2011 he’s been the house drummer every Monday night at New York City’s legendary Birdland Jazz Club.
He’s also published 5 books, is a regular contributor to Modern Drummer, DRUM and Classic Drummer magazines, and is widely recognized as an authority on classic American drumming and the evolution of American popular music.
During the interview we spoke about studying with a drum legend, the evolution of the drum set, how drum history and social history are tied together, playing in the house band at the legendary Birdland Jazz Club, and much more.
On the intro I’ll take a look at what the numbers say about the health of the major streaming services, and the 6F’s of taking a gig.