Bio

Larry Crowe has been playing the drums for over forty years. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in music performance and composition from York University, Toronto, Canada, and in 1983 he received a grant from the Canada Council to study at the Banff School of Fine Arts. He has studied drums with Claude Ranger and Barry Elmes and South Indian percussion with Trichy Sankaran. Larry has performed in Canada, the United States, Europe, Central America, the Caribbean and throughout Asia. He has performed and recorded in many musical settings and with various artists like Grammy nominated Ron Korb (World/New Age), Juno Award winner Robert Michaels (Latin/Jazz), Jim McCarty (Yardbirds/Renaissance), John Hawken (Nashville Teens/Renaissance/Strawbs), Jesse Gress (Todd Rundgren/Tony Levin Band), The Brown Acid (Psychedelic Rock), Carlos Bastidas (Latin), Charlie Roby (World/Folk), Daniela Nardi (Jazz/Pop), Ray Montford (Ambient/Groove), The Beat Kings (Rhythm and Blues), The Jim Italiano Band (Roots/Rock), Random Chants (Rock), Desert Sky (Country) and The Lawn Jockies (Rock). As a composer and songwriter, Larry has produced and written music for singers and bands in the popular music field, as well as instrumental pieces for media, advertising and childrens music. He has also performed in musical theatre shows like "On The Eighth Day" and "Menopause Out Loud". Larry has been teaching drums for over fifteen years in the Toronto area. Larry is the author of the drum set method books Masterful Drumming Volume One and Two and uses Yamaha Drums, Vic Firth drumsticks, brushes and mallets and Zildjian Cymbals.Cavern Kit