Definition of percussionist
: one skilled in the playing of percussion instruments
Recent Examples of percussionist from the Web
Sammy DeLeon y su Orquesta: Percussionist Sammy DeLeon -- recipient of the 2016 Cleveland Jazz Legend Award -- has performed with some of the world's greatest Latin musicians and always rocks the stage.
Earshot Jazz presents Murray with percussionist Kahil El’Zabar.
On Wednesday, one of his teachers at Portland State University, described Fletcher as a passionate percussionist who spent part of Friday practicing at Lincoln Recital Hall, home to the school’s music program.
Botero by herself is worth the price of admission, but her ensemble features some of Kansas City’s finest musicians: Beau Bledsoe on guitar and oud, soprano Sarah Tannehill Anderson, Gerald Trimble on viola da gamba and percussionist Brandon Draper.
The group later added the bassist Berry Oakley, the percussionist Jai Johanny Johanson (known as Jaimoe) and Mr. Betts and became the Allman Brothers Band.
As percussionist for (among others) the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Plug will spend minutes, even hours, following a score and counting along to the music before gravely hitting a triangle a single time.
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Definition of percussionist for English Language Learners
: a person who plays a percussion instrument
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