Drummer and IU alum Kenny Aronoff, who has played on over 60 Grammy-nominated recordings, will visit IU from Oct. 20 and 21, according to a press release from the Jacobs School of Music.
Aronoff's time at IU will begin with a session titled, "An Evening with Kenny Aronoff" starting at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Music Arts Center Room 066. IU students can register to attend this event where Aronoff will present on his Business Rock Star method of Preparation, Performance and Persistence, said the same press release.
Registration for the entrepreneurship session can be done through the Career Portal.
The following morning, Oct. 21, Aronoff will have a meet and greet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Music Arts Center's Room 066.
Aronoff has worked with numerous artists in the studio and on the road, including Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, John Mellencamp, Elton John, Ringo Starr and Lady Gaga, the same press release said. Aronoff has 1,300 gold, platinum and diamond certified records, and he played on over 300 million records sold worldwide.
“The Jacobs School of Music percussion faculty and students are thrilled that legendary drummer Kenny Aronoff will be returning to his alma mater next week,” said John Tafoya, chair of the Percussion Department in the same press release. “Kenny is enjoying an incredible career in the music business, and we can't wait to hear what he has to share with all of us. It means so much to our students to be able to learn from and interact with one of the most successful musicians working today, in any field. He is truly an inspiration.”
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