We all do 'do, re, mi', but you have to find the other notes yourself. Louis Armstrong

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Jojo Mayer

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Jojo Mayer joins the jazz with musical influences from jungle, drum and bass, afrocuban etc. And simultaneously with the incredible techniques used (heel-toe bass drum, Moeller stroke, pull-out technique) which gave him the opportunity to play with incredible speed and with pinpoint accuracy, established among the best drummers in the world.
Jojo began his drumming career at 18, touring with Monty Alexander's group, playing major jazz festivals throughout Europe. This lead to back-up gigs with other jazz-greats such as Dizzy Gillespie and Nina Simone and introduced him to an international audience.Following these collaborations, formally established as a musician of the Jazz scene he participates in major music festivals such as North Sea Jazz Festival, Montreaux, Nice etc.

Jojo Mayer has 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, the Vienna Art Orchestra, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Harry Pepl, Gerald Veasley, Lunar Crush, John Zorn, Chico Freeman, George Adams John Medeski, Hiram Bullock, Leni Stern, Depart, Wolfgang Puschnigg, Friedrich Gulda, Harry Sokal, Steve Coleman's 5 Elements, Passport, Wah Wah Watson, and many more.

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".

JOJO MAYER , Christian Galvez, Paolo Di Sabatino “TRACE ELEMENTS” on March 13, 2015 at 21:30 & March 14, 2015 at 22:30 at Athina Live

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