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A Tech Talk with Karl Latham

A Tech Talk with Karl Latham

02/22/2022 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

A Tech Talk with Karl Latham

Hear From Acclaimed Drummer and Producer

The Department of Music, Performing Arts & Music Technologies is serving up a special treat for music lovers with a Tech Talk featuring acclaimed drummer Karl Latham, professor of music at CCM.

The talk takes place Tuesday, February 22, at 12:30 p.m. in the Music Technology Center Performance Lab. During the presentation, Latham will talk about DIY recording, releasing and more.

Latham, who also is a producer, engineer and owner of Firefly Studio, has performed, recorded and produced across many musical genres with Grammy Award winning artists, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members and a multitude of renowned artists including The Shirelles; Johnny Winter; Bernie Worrell; John Lee Quartet with Clark Terry, Slide Hampton, Cyrus Chestnut and Jon Faddis; Ali Ryerson with Pete Levin; Jerry Vivino; Mark Egan; The Fantasy Band; Howard Paul with Laurence Hobgood, Anat Cohen and Tom Scott; The Dizzy Gillespie Alumni Group; Andy Snitzer; Vic Juris; Mitch Stein and Rachel Z.

He has performed for nearly 20 years in the groups of European musicians Wolfgang Lackerschmid and Johannes Mossinger.  Latham co-led the 2016 BMW World Jazz Award nominated “Constellations” with Mark Egan and Ryan Carniaux and co-leads Don Braden/Karl Latham Big Fun(K). Karl has subbed on the Broadway productions of “Bring It On,” “Hamilton,” “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” and “Ain’t Too Proud.”

Along with teaching at CCM, Latham is an instructor at two other New York area colleges, is an appointee to the Percussive Arts Society Education Committees and an “Approved” instructor of Gary Chester “The New Breed.” He is an endorsing artist for Yamaha Drums, Paiste Cymbals, Evans Drumheads, Innovative Percussion, RME-USA, AEA Ribbonmics, Heil Sound, Primacoustic, Radial Engineering, Avantone Pro and Big Fat Snare.