LP Highlights 50 Years with Classic Artist Photos on Instagram

Posted on June 26th, 2014 by marcia.stevenson
Patato Valdez, Martin Cohen & Tito Puente 1990

Good friends - Patato Valdez, Martin Cohen & Tito Puente in the LP Studio celebrating Tito's Hollywood Star, 1990.

LP announces a new Instagram page featuring photos of many of the percussionists and drummers that were instrumental in the development of Latin Percussion. The images are the work of LP founder Martin Cohen. Spanning four decades, the photos mark LP’s 50th Anniversary in 2014.

Martin Cohen’s distinct and fluid artist images were borne from his love of photography combined with his passion for music. The same players who helped Cohen fine-tune his percussion instruments were also the subject of his iconic photos.

Classic photos of celebrated percussion and drumming legends such as Tito Puente, Carlos “Patato” Valdez, Armando Peraza, Candidio Camero, Giovanni Hidalgo, Dizzy Gillespie, Phil Collins, and Buddy Rich are featured on the site. Additional photography will be added regularly.

Visit Instagram.com/LPPercussion to see the collection of images.



LP Clinics

Posted on August 1st, 2013 by marcia.stevenson

LP is firmly committed to music education. Each month, with the cooperation of retailers and schools, we schedule educational clinics and events with our most talented and knowledgeable endorsing artists.

Many of these events offer free (or very nominal) admission and all are designed to inspire, educate and entertain everyone in attendance. Please check with the event organizer for admission fees and start times.

Rich Redmond
Saturday – October 18, 2014
Rich Redmond Crash Course for Success and Drum Clinic
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Seagull Academy
6250 N. Military Trails
West Palm Beach, FLORIDA
For more details: www.seagull.org


Raul Rekow and Karl Perazzo
Sat, Oct 18th
Karl Perazzo & Raul Rekow Percussion Clinic
Moore Music
4200 E Morgan Ave.
Evansville, INDIANA
Phone: 812-479-9595


Raul Rekow and Karl Perazzo
Wed, Oct 22nd
Karl Perazzo & Raul Rekow Percussion Clinic
Explorer’s Drums & Percussion
8050 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MISSOURI
Phone: 816-361-1195


Eddie Montalvo
Wed, Oct 22nd
Eddie Montalvo
Percussion Clinic
Calzada Roosevelt 5-70 Zona 2 de Mixco
Time: 4 PM
Contact for more information: promociones@casainstrumental.com


Raul Rekow and Karl Perazzo
Thu, Oct 23rd
Karl Perazzo & Raul Rekow Percussion Clinic
Cascio Interstate Music SuperStore
13819 W National Ave.
Phone: 262-789-7600


Raul Rekow and Karl Perazzo
Sat, Oct 25th
Karl Perazzo & Raul Rekow Percussion Clinic
Vic’s Drum Shop
345 North Loomis Street
Phone: 312-770-1200


John Favicchia
Thu, Oct 30th
John Favicchia Drum Set Clinic
Sam Ash Music
155 US Highway 22
Springfield Township, NEW JERSEY
Phone: 973-376-5161


Rich Redmond
Fri, Oct 31st – Sun, Nov 2nd
2nd Annual CRASH Course for Success Drummer’s Weekend hosted by Rich Redmond
Register ONLINE

Nashville, TENNESSEE
Web site: RichRedmond.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CRASHwithRich


John Favicchia
Sat, Nov 1st
John Favicchia Drum Set Clinic
Musicology Performance Center
90-92 West Main St.
Smithtown, NEW YORK
Phone: 631-352-5535


John Favicchia
Sun, Nov 2nd
John Favicchia Drum Set Clinic
New York School of Music
42B Orchard St.
Walden, NEW YORK
Phone: 845-778-7594


John Favicchia
Mon, Nov 3rd
John Favicchia Drum Set Clinic
Sam Ash Music
269 Old Walt Whitman Road
Huntington Station, NEW YORK
Phone: 631-421-9333

2014 Honor Band Festival at George Mason University
Nov 7th to 9th

George Mason University
Fairfax Campus, de Laski Performing Center
Fairfax, VA
For more information visit: masonhonorband.weebly.com


Shawn Pelton
Shawn Pelton Drumming Clinic & Performance
Mon, Nov 10th Concert at 7:30 pm
Hendricks Hall – Tickets: $10
Tue, Nov 11 at 10:45 am – Admission: FREE
Hart Recital Hall
University of Central Missouri
Building UTT 109
Warrensburg, MISSOURI
Contact: Michael Sekelsky


Mark Walker
Sat, Nov 15th
Mark Walker FREE Drumming Clinic
Minnesota State University Day of Percussion
1104 7th Ave. South
Contact: Dr. Kenyon Williams


Shawn Pelton
Thu, Nov 20th at 11am
Shawn Pelton Drumset Clinic
PASIC International Drum & Percussion Expo
Rhythm Discovery Center
Indianapolis, INDIANA


Gregg Bissonette
Thu, Nov 20th at 5pm
Gregg Bissonette Drum set Clinic
PASIC International Drum & Percussion Expo
Rhythm Discovery Center
Indianapolis, INDIANA


Chembo Corniel & Victor Rendon
Fri, Nov 21st at 11am
World Percussion Clinic/Performance -
Chembo Corniel, Victor Rendon, Cascadu, Yasuyo Kimura
PASIC International Drum & Percussion Expo
Rhythm Discovery Center
Indianapolis, INDIANA


Henry Brun
Sat, Nov 22nd at 11am
Henry Brun Professional Development Clinic
PASIC International Drum & Percussion Expo
Rhythm Discovery Center
Indianapolis, INDIANA


Ignacio Berroa
Janaury 8th, 2015
Ignacio Berroa
Jazz Education Network Conference
Manchester Grand Hyatt

LP and Toca Endorsers Receive Latin Grammy Awards

Posted on March 21st, 2012 by marcia.stevenson

Earlier in the month, LP Endorsers Eddie Montalvo, Robby Ameen and Jorge Gonzalez and Toca Endorser Richie Marrero visited the LP and Toca Headquarters in Garfield, NJ, proudly displaying their new Latin Grammy Awards.

All four percussionists are members of Ruben Blades’ band, Seis Del Solar, whose recording, Todos Vuelven Live, recently won the Latin Grammy® for Best Salsa album. All four artists received the coveted award for their work on the recording.

“We are so proud to have these stellar artists on our endorser roster,” said Steve Nigohosian, Director of Artist Relations for LP, Toca, Gretsch and Gibraltar. “This is a well deserved honor and we’re thrilled that these gentlemen are being recognized for their talent and many years of contributing to Latin music.”

“Just playing in a band and being surrounded by such immense talent is a true privilege in itself,” said renowned LP Artist Eddie Montalvo. “But to then be awarded such a prestigious honor on top of that it’s icing on the cake!”

A wide variety of LP and Toca instruments were used during the recording of Todos Vuelven Live including LP congas, djembes, bongos, cowbells, blocks and shakers. Marrero used a wide variety of Toca hand percussion during the tour and the recording of the award-winning album.

LP Making Noise at NAMM 2012

Posted on January 20th, 2012 by marcia.stevenson

LP returns to Winter NAMM in Anaheim this week with a treasure trove of new products. Take a look at our NAMM videos and see what’s in store for drummers and percussionists in 2012.

Day 3 Video:

Day 2 Video:

Day 1 Video:

Jamming on the LP Classic Model Congas:

Jamming on the LP Drum Set: