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.

Dani Markham
Mon, July 21st – Fri, July 25th
The Louisville Leopard Percussionists Summer Camp
Featuring Diane Downs & Dani Markham
Registration form online: Louisvilleleopardpercussionists.com
LLP Rehearsal Space

741 South Third Street
Louisville, KENTUCKY

 
 
 

KoSA Vermont
Tues, July 22nd – Sun, July 27th
KoSA Vermont Presents
Robby Ameen, Dom Famularo, Richie Gajate-Garcia, Jamey Haddad, Aldo Mazza, Allan Molnar, John Riley, Marcus Santos Workshops & Concerts
Castleton State College
Castleton, VERMONT
Register: KoSA Music

 
 
 

John Santos
Mon, Aug 4th – Fri, Aug 8th
Lafayette Summer Music Program
John Santos Percussion Workshops
Stanley School
3455 School Street
Lafayette, CALIFORNIA
Contact: Bob Athayde

 
 
 
 

John Santos
Every Wednesday – Aug 6th – Sep 10th
Museum of the African Dispora
John Santos- Identity & Resistance in Cuban & Puerto Rican Music
685 Mission Street
San Francisco, CALIFORNIA
Contact: Linda Lucero

 
 
 
 

Armando Peraza
Sun, August 10th at 4pm
Tribute to Armando Peraza by Poncho Sanchez Band with
Guests John Santos, Emil Richards & Pete Escovedo
25th Annual San Jose Jazz Summerfest
Plaza de César Chavez Park
San Jose, CALIFORNIA
Tickets: sanjosejazz.org

 
 
 
 

California Brazil Camp 2014
Sun, Aug 17th – Sat, Aug 30th
California Brazil Camp
With Jorge Alabe Brian Davis, Mark Lamson, Marcus Santos & Michael Spiro
Cazadero Performing Arts Camp
5385 Cazadero Highway
Cazadero, CALIFORNIA
Phone: 415-824-2894

 
 
 
 
 
 

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: