With NSA Since:
- School of JAZZ@NSA
Larry Aberman, Drums
Assistant Director, School of JAZZ@NSA
Larry Aberman is presently the drummer in the acclaimed show Zumanity by Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas. He has performed and/or recorded with Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan (the double Grammy-winning album “Family Style”), Nile Rodgers, Bernard Edwards, Wynton Marsalis, Lionel Hampton, Joe Sample, Lalah Hathaway, Slide Hampton, Kelly Willis, Travis Tritt, Aaron Neville, Adam Ant, Jeff Beal, The New York Philharmonic (as featured soloist), Jonatha Brooke, Foreigner, David Lee Roth, Ric Ocasek, Ben Harper, Pete Yorn, Lionel Richie, Daniel Lanois, Bob Clearmountain, among many others.
His drumming beginnings trace back to NYC where he attended the “fame”- ous High School of Music and Art, studying with lifelong mentor Justin DiCioccio. His college studies continued at the Eastman School of Music with legendary educators John Beck (percussion) and Rayburn Wright (jazz studies). He also holds his Master’s degree from UNLV.
Larry continues to record for album, movie and TV projects in his home studio mostly via the internet. His compositions continue to be heard on numerous TV shows and other media.
Articles written by Larry have appeared in Modern Drummer magazine, Zildjian’s “Score” magazine and Drum Workshop’s “Edge” magazine.
As a teacher, he has been a featured visiting artist for the University of Utah, as well as a clinician for the Percussive Arts Society, The Field Percussion Workshop, The Las Vegas Drum Camp and the Las Vegas Academy’s Jazz Invitational. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Drums at University of Nevada Las Vegas in the Jazz Studies area.
He is a proud longtime endorser of Drum Workshop drums and hardware, Zildjian cymbals and sticks and Remo drum heads and percussion.