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.

Henry Brun
Sat, Sept 20th
Henry Brun Percussion Clinic – Children of All Ages
Jazz’S Alive Children’s Symposium
Travis Park – Jefferson Street Stage
301 E. Travis Street
San Antonio, TEXAS
Email: Judi Deleon


Mark Walker
Sat, Sept 20th
Mark Walker Drumming Clinic
Grand Opening – Music Go Round
810 Worcester St.
Email: Music Go Round


Walfredo Reyes, Jr.
Thu, Sept 26th
Walfredo Reyes, Jr. Drum Set & Percussion Master Class
Diehn Fine and Performing Arts
4810 Elkhorn Ave.
Contact: David Walker


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


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


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


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: