With MEINL since:
May 19, 1962
Place of birth:
Currently living in:
Car that you currently drive:
Chrysler 300...now and forever.
Thai food, or anything spicy
Anything out of a juicer...and "brain-freeze cold."
Michael Carvin, Art Blakey
Highlight of your career so far:
Being selected as the last Jazz Messenger drummer by Art Blakey, being called to sub by and for Elvin Jones, winning the Swing Journal Gold Disc award on my debut album "V," and the launch of my label Onyx Music label.
Drumming means to me:
It's what I do.
Advice for up and coming drummers:
Don't settle for being great drummers. Be great musicians who play drums.
How would you describe yourself:
Someone who plays music from his heart, not from his head.
When I look back on my life one day, I would like to be able to say:
That people cared about me because I cared about people.
MEINL DRUM FESTIVAL 2015 – Ralph Peterson “Back To Stay”
New Ralph Peterson Video
Meinl Drum Festival - Ralph Peterson
MEINL DRUM FESTIVAL 2015 – Ralph Peterson “My Shining Hour”
MEINL DRUM FESTIVAL 2015 – Ralph Peterson “Eye of The Hurricane”
Ralph Peterson "Humpty Dumpty" PASIC 2013
Jazz Great Ralph Peterson At PASIC 2013 - New Video