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Bobby Thomas Jr

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Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Came home from school everyday to his mother singing along to American Bandstand-first introduction to music.
Then he saw the Florida A&M marching band; "Everything was so fast and perfect...wow, I wanna play like that."
His father took a job at a Jewish temple; now he was hearing cantillations, added on to his rock and drumming influences.
A friend introduced him to Ray Charles' drummer, Billy Peeples, who taught him swing, bebop drumming.
Transferred his knowledge into his preferred method of hand drumming; innovated, popularized hand drumming.
Says, "make yourself a priority"-if you get excited by something, you obviously love doing it, should pursue it.
Make time for all of your hobbies and passions; like "the head of a corporation," make time and get them done.

Education

High School
Bachelor
Miami Dade College

Career

Percussionist

I'm a percussionist combining playing styles of different cultures and instruments, both ancient and contemporary.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Art
Music
Being Creative