We are happy to welcome Jojo Mayer, the drum idol, at the “friends of beyerdynamic”. The latest album “Live In Europe” from his band Nerve is available since 20th February 2015 in the shops. The album contains eleven songs, which were recorded on the tour last year. The experimental music ensemble used beyerdynamic equipment.
Jojo Mayer - one of the greatest drummers of all time.
Jojo Mayer already held his first drum sticks at an early age. At the age of 18 he toured together with the piano player Monty Alexander and played as a support act for renowned jazz artists. Here, he gained his first experiences on international stages.
In the nineties he decided to move to New York where he played as a band musician for artists of different genres. Ever since the founding of his pioneering musician formation NERVE Jojo Mayer is an inseparable part of the percussion world and since then he has been the world's pioneer of the scene. NERVE transfers the improvisational spontaneity of jazz to a variety of musical styles. Especially in the drum and bass genre, Jojo Mayer is one of the most distinguished drummers worldwide.
New techniques, such as playing electronic beats on an acoustic drum set (“reverse engineering”), are an inspiration to a whole generation of drummers. Last but not least, this is one of the reasons why the Modern Drummer Magazine named him one of the 50 greatest drummers of all time in 2014.