Clint de Ganon

Clint de Ganon's Biography

Clint de Ganon, from Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, started drum lessons at 6 years old. Before leaving high school, he'd studied with Sonny Igoe, been tutored by Mel Lewis, played for Buddy Rich, and was presented with drumsticks from Gene Krupa himself. His fate was sealed early on.

Clint went on to college for classical training with the timpanist and percussionist of the NY Philaharmonic.

To date, Clint's played on over 1,000 recording sessions and over 75 tours.

For 7 years, Clint played drums with Hiram Bullock's band, a power trio that featured the singing and playing of Hiram, Clint and legendary bassist Will Lee. The band made 5 recordings, and toured no less than 25 times.

Recently Clint joined guitarist John Tropea's band, which features another legendary bassist, Anthony Jackson. On Tropea's lastest recording, "Standard Influence 2," Clint shares the drum chair with Steve Gadd.

Some of the other the artists Clint's toured and/or recorded with are The Blues Brothers Band, Bob James, Tom Scott, Michael Franks, Special EFX, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Chuck Loeb, Curtis Stigers, Art Garfunkel, Billy Preston, Warren Bernhardt, Mark Cohn, The New York Voices, Mitch Forman, Cornell Dupree, Cissy Houston, Edgar Winter, and Linda Eder.

On television, Clint's appeared with the Saturday Night Live Band, and has performed with various artists on David Letterman, MTV, Bravo, Good Morning America, & The Today Show.

Clint created the drum books for 4 Broadway shows, including the Grammy Award winning "Hairspray."

Every year, Clint looks forward to the honor of performing as a guest soloist with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

Clint de Ganon's Gear
Clint de Ganon

Gear List

Absolute BirchBTT-1110J 10"x7.5"BTT-1112J 12"x8"BTT-1114 14"x12"BSD-0145 14"x5.5"BSD-0144 14"x4"BBD-1122 22"x16"