A tremendous force on the drums and percussion instruments of all kinds and a successful bandleader, Winard Harper has been beating on one kind of instrument or another since almost before he could walk. A child prodigy and now a veteran performer, Harper's music recognizes few stylistic, cultural, or genre boundaries. Comfortable in any setting--whether playing on the Kennedy Center stage with longtime collaborator Dr. Billy Taylor--or leading his own raucous, multi-cultural band at a local club, Harper is one of the most gracious players on the scene.
AAJ's Franz Matzner caught up with Harper to discuss his latest Piadrum release, Make It Happen, his faith, family and diversity of cultural interests.
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