Beyond repetitive afro-trance-percussion and incorporating a wide array of styles, this quartet (Jan- Frederick Behrend Wolfgang Rummel, Andrej Kauffmann, Stephan Krause) crosses through classical repertoire, new music, rock, jazz and drum’n’bass. We are very pleased to be able to official welcome Elbtonal Percussion to the Yamaha Artist family.
The 5-times Grammy award winner, producer and sound engineer Elliot Scheiner shouldn’t need introduction being one of the world’s top pioneers of surround production starting in 1994 with the Eagles album ‚Hell Freezes Over’, while in Europe at that time the discussion on how, why and what for just started. The list of references reads like a who’s-who of the international music scene: Fleetwood Mac, Sting, John Fogerty, Van Morrison, Toto, Queen, Faith Hill, Lenny Kravitz, Natalie Cole, Doobie Brothers, Aerosmith, Phil Collins, Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Warnes, Barbra Streisand and many many others.
Emanuele Casieri, began playing the trumpet aged 7 in his hometown's wind band and later started having lessons with Silvio Romeo. Following on from that, he joined Giuseppe Bodanza's trumpet class at Milan Conservatoire of Music and just after graduating, won the position of Principal Trumpet in the “G.Verdi” Milan Symphony Orchestra.
Eric Aubier entered Maurice Andre's class at the CNSM of Paris at the age of 14 where he was the youngest graduate at the time earning three first prizes.
Eric Valentine is a noted musician in contemporary jazz/fusion and rock circles who is recently busy playing on the “G3” tour with Steve Vai.
Born and raised in Hawaii to a musical family, Eric is now one of the most in demand soloist/clinician in the world.
London based South African, Esa Williams, is part of a unique breed of talent emerging on the electronic music scene.
Eugene Rousseau has performed across North America and on five continents since his Carnegie Hall debut. The legendary saxophonist Marcel Mule described Rousseau as "a brilliant saxophonist and distinguished artist," and critics the world over have echoed Mule's praise.