Jojo Mayer is a master of musicality, time, drum technique and philosophy. I'll never forget the first time I saw a video of him playing. His overall sound was just captivating and his technical facility was just amazing. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. I had seen a lot of great drum set players, but I had never seen anything like this, except for Buddy Rich. If you haven't seen him perform, it's definitely worth the YouTube search. I bought both of his drum technique DVD's and I have to say, I am the musician I am today because of them. I learned so much from them, like relearning my basic technique and developing new stroke types for playing quickly and easily. You also can see his clapping exercise in my Uproxx mini documentary: 800-1,600 claps a day.
I recently came across a trailer for a new documentary: "The Jojo Mayer-Changing Time"! I wanted to share it here to get more traction for him and just to support this in general. With the likes of the movies Drumline and Whiplash, there are very few honest and realistic accounts of what musicians like us are actually about and what we go through to develop/present our craft to an audience. It comes out in Switzerland September 28th and a television premier in October. I will definitely post any and all information that I find on it. I am very very very excited to watch it when it finally comes out!