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Danny Seraphine is one of the world’s most highly-respected rock drummers, rated by the legendary Buddy Rich as one of his favorite young drummers. He was the drummer, percussionist and a founding member of the multi-million selling, Grammy award-wining band Chicago. From 1967 to 1990, Seraphine played on and helped produce 18 gold and 13 platinum albums, 50 Top 40 hits, including 20 Top 10 singles, and 5 number ones. Seraphine grew up in Chicago, Illinois and started playing drums at the age of nine, eventually studying privately with famed percussionist Bob Tillis. After forming Chicago in 1967 he continued studying the drums, first with big band drummer Chuck Flores, then with legendary jazz drummer Jo Jones


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Music Education Monday: Jazz/Rock drumming with Danny Seraphine

Music Education Monday: Jazz/Rock drumming with Danny Seraphine

Today for Music Education Monday, you can get a drum lesson via video from Danny Seraphine, best known as a founding member and the original drummer of the band Chicago. Although Seraphine left the group in 1990, his work on their early albums helped establish them not only as major hit-makers, but also as a band ...


Article: Tell Me More

Danny Seraphine: The Road to Sacred Ground

Read "Danny Seraphine: The Road to Sacred Ground" reviewed by Belinda Ware

Chicago is by far one of the most prolific musical ensembles to emerge on the music scene with an array of number one hits that have proven to be timeless in global appeal. Chicago transformed music with the innovative creation of its signature jazz/rock sound, fueled by the band's solid horn section, blazing guitar work, and ...


News: Interview

Something Else! Interview: Drummer Danny Seraphine, Formerly of Chicago

Chicago co-founder Danny Seraphine is putting the finishing touches on his second album with California Transit Authority—which fashioned its name and its muscular jazz-rock approach from his old group's initial sound: “If you love early Chicago, then you are going to love this," Seraphine said in the latest SER Sitdown. “I'm very proud of it, and ...


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