201 – Hamilton’s Andres Forero: A man of many passions

Andres Forero is a modern-day renaissance man. He’s not only the drummer for the Broadway smash hit, Hamilton, but he also plays 13 instruments has won an Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award. As if that want’ enough, Forero has performed with Jazz luminaries like Dizzy Gillespie and Max Roach, as well as pop icons Alicia Keys, Taylor swift and others. Andres was considered a prodigy at age 12, and after listening to him play, you’ll understand why.

“Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things.” – Denis Diderot (Tweet this)

Andres Forero talks about:

  • How he got started playing drums
  • His first drum kit (great story)
  • His practice routine
  • The most bizarre gig he’s ever played
  • Tactics for learning material quickly
  • Advice for aspiring Broadway musicians
  • His guilty pleasure
  • Cars
  • Much more

Resources / People / Links:

Andres Forero Plays:

  • Sonor Drums
  • Sabian Cymbals
  • Remo Drumheads
  • Vic Firth Drumsticks
  • Gon Bops
  • RME
  • Telefunken
  • Cympad
  • Cymbolt
  • Big Fat Snare Drum

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