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Grammy Award Winner...
...The Most Recorded Drummer In History
John JR Robinson got his musical start in Creston, Iowa, where
he was born in 1954. Both of JR’s parents wanted him to be involved in
music, so at the age of 5 came the piano, drums at 8, and JR started his
first band at the ripe old age of 10. JR credits his drumming chops to
having great teachers early on. At 14 he began playing with the Iowa
Big Band, that was located in SW Iowa near Creston. During his high
school years he was both an athlete and a drummer - fortunately he
picked the correct career choice. After graduation he emigrated to
Boston and the Berklee School of Music, playing in both small
groups and big bands.
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