Robin DiMaggio

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Robin DiMaggio
Robin DiMaggio in 2009
Background information
Born 1971
Origin Paris, France
Genres Rock, world music
Occupation(s) Musician, producer, writer
Instruments Drums, piano
Years active 1984–present
Website Official Website

Robin DiMaggio (born 1971) is a drummer and classical/world percussionist based out of Los Angeles. He has performed/recorded with artists as diverse as Steve Vai, 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 of The Eagles and Be Here Then (2014) by Stephen Bishop.

Music career[edit]

As a drummer and percussionist, DiMaggio has performed/recorded with a variety of artists including Paul Simon, David Bowie, Jackson Browne, Diana Ross, Tupac, Dr. Dre, Luther Vandross, Lil Jon, Martina McBride, Daft Punk, Johnny Cash, and Chris Isaak, among others, as well as sitarist/composer Ravi Shankar and violin maestro L. Shankar.

On September 9, 2013, DiMagio took the role of Musical Director and drummer for the late night TV show the Arsenio Hall Show on CBS.[1] He has since performed with Nelly, Flo Rida, R. Kelly, Billy Ray Cyrus, Gladys Knight, and Earth Wind and Fire, among others. Prior to Arsenio, he was the house band drummer on the CW's hit game show Oh Sit[2] and TBS' Lopez Tonight, hosted by George Lopez. In the latter he played with guests such as Slash, Carlos Santana, Jamie Foxx, Puff Daddy, Emilio Estefan, Hector Elizondo, Andrew Dice Clay, Andy Garcia, Lucrecia, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Steel Magnolias, David Guetta, Charlie Wilson, Beth Hart, Los Lobos, George Clinton and Justin Bieber, John Legend, Sergio Mendez, 50 Cent, P. Diddy, and Snoop Dogg. Robin is currently serving as Musical Director to the PGA Gala 67th 68th 69th session at the General Assembly and also serving as Musical Director for the South South Awards year during the General Assembly in Sept at the Majestic Waldorf Astoria N.Y. He has received his re occurring title as musical Director to the United Nations in 2015. Robin also collaborated with legendary Joe Satriani as co Writer and Producer to the new earthsong, Music without Words due out in September 2015. [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

Positions and organizations[edit]


Solo albums[edit]

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

Production credits[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
2015 Joe Satriani Music Without Words


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