Robin DiMaggio

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Robin DiMaggio
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Robin DiMaggio in 2009
Background information
Born 1971
Origin Paris, France
Genres Rock, world music
Occupations Musician, producer, writer
Instruments Drums, piano
Years active 1984–present
Website Official Website
Notable instruments
Drum set

Robin DiMaggio (born 1971) is a drummer/percussionist based out of Los Angeles. He has performed/recorded with artists as diverse as Paul Simon, Diana Ross, and Dr. Dre. He has also worked as a producer/songwriter and a composer/arranger, and produced the albums Road to Forever (2012) by Don Felder and Be Here Then (2014) by Stephen Bishop.

Career[edit]

As a drummer and percussionist, DiMaggio has performed/recorded with a variety of artists including Steve Vai, Paul Simon, David Bowie, Jackson Browne, Diana Ross, Dr. Dre, Luther Vandross, Sean Lennon, Johnny Cash, Flo Rida, Billy Ray Cyrus, Gladys Knight, R. Kelly and Chris Isaak, just to name a few, as well as sitarist/composer Ravi Shankar.

In September 2013, Robin became musical director and drummer for the Arsenio Hall Show.[1] Previously, he was the house band drummer on the CW's hit game show Oh Sit and TBS' Lopez Tonight, hosted by George Lopez. Robin recently produced Don Felder's Road to Forever (2012) and Stephen Bishop's Be Here Then.

He is in the preliminary stages of helping spearhead the first U.N. School of Art, Culture and Music in Southern California.[1] DiMaggio has been named the Music Director for the United Nations Millennium Development Goals Awards from 2009–2014.[2]

Discography[edit]

Solo albums[edit]

Album title Release details
Blue Planet
Sphere
  • Released:
  • Format: CD, digital
Cinematic Lounge
  • Released:
  • Format: CD, digital

Production credits[edit]

DVDs[edit]

Collaborations[edit]

Year Artist Album
1984 Steve Vai Flex-Able Leftovers
1996 Fire Garden
1999 The Ultra Zone
2000 The 7th Song
Kina Kina
Andrew Dice Clay Face Down Ass Up
2001 Boz Scaggs Dig
2002 Steve Vai The Elusive Light and Sound, Vol. 1
2004 Chris Isaak Christmas
2005 Thierry Maillard Trio Entre Deux Mondes
2006 Paul Simon Surprise
Diana Ross I Love You
2007 Song of America Various Artists
2008 Keaton Simons Can You Hear Me
Iglu & Hartly & Then Boom
2012 Don Felder Road to Forever
2014 Stephen Bishop Be Here Then

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Robin DiMaggio". Istanbul Mehment Cymbals. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 
  2. ^ MDG Awards: Robin DiMaggio – Musical Director[dead link]

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