Definition of percussionist
: one skilled in the playing of percussion instruments
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Interactive Sound Experiences Cross-cultural percussionist Steve Bloom reveals how the original master masons of the National Building Museum created musical spaces that seem to be beautiful only to the eye.
That's because the percussionist isn't a human, but a bird: the palm cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus) of Australia and New Guinea.
Blackwell, a master percussionist who performed with Prince for 15 years, was known for his unique style of drumming.
At one point percussionist Timothy Nishimoto stepped to the microphone and sang Spanish serenade.
Their spare rendering seemed invested with even greater poignancy due to Lumineers frontman Wesley Schultz’s passionate, Dylanesque vocal and percussionist/keyboardist Jeremiah Fraites’ own recent two-year commitment to sobriety.
Angel Foss, Beck Center's associate director of creative arts therapies, kept the budding percussionists on the same beat.
His primary instrument is the western cello, which is in many ways the emotional center of an ensemble rounded out by pianist Julian Horner, bassist Dave Brodie, percussionist Hafez Javier Kotain, and drummer Doug Hirlinger.
At her side, and behind the wheel on most whistle stops, is her husband, Craig Fineshriber, a retired percussionist for the Utah Symphony.
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Definition of percussionist for English Language Learners
: a person who plays a percussion instrument
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