Acclaimed drummer Cliff Almond has played with a who’s who of artists such as Michel Camilo, Wayne Krantz, Michael Brecker, Terrance Blanchard, Mike Stern, Chris Potter, Trey Anastasio, John Patitucci, Clark Terry, Tito Puente, Alex Acuna, Paquito D’Rivera, Tom Scott, Manhattan Transfer & many more.

After a recent shoot for on mind-bending drum exercises, Cliff sat down with us and talked about the music business, promotion, staying relevant, being a successful sideman and more. This podcast episode offers some great insight from an elite and in-demand musician. WooHoo!


Professional musician, bassist, composer, founder of My Music Masterclass & sleep-deprived over-achiever.


Professional guitarist, pianist, director of media at My Music Masterclass, coffee snob & social media cynic.


Acclaimed drummer Cliff Almond has performed and/or recorded with Anthony Jackson, Will Lee, Jeff Berlin, Jimmy Johnson, Janek Gwizdala, Bunnie Brunell, John Patitucci, Mike Stern, John Tropea, Chuck Loeb, Tom Scott, Michael Brecker, Chris Potter, Ronnie Cuber, Paquito D'Rivera, Lou Marini, Dave Binney, George Young, Dave Valentine, Lew Soloff, John Faddis, Clark Terry, Terrance Blanchard, Akiko Yano, Hikaru Utada, Quruli, Billy Childs, Michel Camilo, Leon Pendarvis, The Manhattan Transfer, Celia Cruz, Trey Anastasio, Tito Puente, Alex Acuna, Giovanni Hildago, Eddie Palmieri, Wayne Krantz, Pete Mcann, Bashiri Johnson, Alex Acuna, Jeff Golub, and many more.

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