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Musician * Sound Designer * Music Producer * Composer * Recording Artist * Educator
Larry’s passion for music began in the Motor City, Detroit, Michigan. Larry started playing drums at a very young age, and knew even then that music and performing would become his career. Larry has recorded, performed and toured with some of the world’s top recording artists and musicians both in the United States and Internationally. On camera performances include: MTV, BET, ABC, NBC, Billboard Music Awards, Trumpet Awards, Diversity Awards, The Princess Diaries, Showgirls, The White House and The Apollo (London).
Building on his success as a drummer, Larry moved into the producer’s chair and his work has been featured in Commercials, Television and Film. His skills are in demand as a Music Composer, Sound Designer, & Foley Artist. Some projects include: The History Detectives, America's Most Wanted, Drive, Social Studies, Fox Sports, Section 8, Sister Act 2 (Back in the Habit), Good Burger, Rainbird Sprinklers, Hotel Planner.com and Urban Combat.
Larry is often in the studio working with artists such as Academy Award Winner Louis Gossett Jr.(as the voice of God), creating Pop Remixes, or in the Studio with the R&B & Christian Pop icon Deniece Williams. He continues to compose, record and produce projects. Larry has received numerous awards for his music composition work on the Power (PSA) with R&B legend Jeffrey Osborne narrating the PSA. Giving back to the community is very important to Larry, and he is involved with the The National Fibromyalgia Association, Muscular Dystrophy Association and several other Los Angeles based charities. In 2012, working as a Executive Board member with the MOGCJ Foundation earned him the President's Service Award from President Barack Obama.
Larry is actively developing and participating in Drum Clinics and Music Workshops for educational institutions throughout the country. Larry is focused on reaching out to younger musicians, and sharing his knowledge and experiences in a positive and motivational workshop environment.
Using these Great Products
Apple Logic Pro x
Avid Pro Tools
Black Magic Design
Pearl Drums USA
Photo by: Prince Moore
Pearl Reference, Masters Maple, & Decade Maple
5 1/2 X 14, 6x14, 8x14 Snare Dums, 8, 10, 12, 13 Rack Toms 14, 16, Floor Toms, 20x16, 22 x 18, 24x 14 Bass Drums, 20 x 14 Gong Drum
Hi-Hat Stands - H2050, RH 2000, 6) 1030 Cymbal Stands, 2) CH 830S Boom Cymbal Holders, 3) S1030 Snare Stands, 4) Gyrolock 1030 Series Tom Holders, 4) ADP-30 Adapters, Redline Hi Hat Stand,
1)P2052C Eliminator Redline Double Pedal,
1) P2050C Eliminator Redline Single Pedal
Paiste Cymbals Dark Energy
14" Hats, 16", 18",19" Crashes, 22" Mark 1 Ride, 10" & 12" Splashes, (additional Cymbals), 14, 16, 18" PST X Swiss Thin Crashes, 10" PST X Swiss Splash
12' PST X Swiss Hats, 16', 18' 22" Signature Chinas.
Snares 14''& 12" HD Dry Batter (t), 300 resonant (b), Toms 8", 10", 12" G2 Coated (t), G2 Clear (b), Floor Toms 14", 16" G2 (t), G2 Clear (b), Bass Drum 22" Emad (b), Inked(f)
Pro-Mark Drum Sticks, Mallets & Brushes
Drum Bags & Cases
Humes & Berg
OnStage Drum Mats:
On-Stage Drum Fire
Roc-n-Soc - Nitro & Lunar Thrones
Microphone Stands & Clips
DM 50 Clip on Snares, Rack Toms, Floor Toms, Platinum Series Euro Boom Stand-Overhead Head (L& R), Hi Hat- , Vocal
Snares: ND44, Rack Toms: ND46, Floor Toms: RE320, Bass Drum: RE20, Gong Drum: RE320, Hat: ND66, Overhead (L&R): ND66, Vocal: ND96
Roland SPD-SX Sampling Pad, BT 1 Bar Triggers
MPC X, ,MPK mini
Pearl, Rhythm Tech, PP Meinl , Treeworkz Chimes
Tune - Bot
Computers & Pads
Larry's Live & Studio Gear
“We were out of our seats the whole performance at the (KJZS 92.1 concert). What a show…can’t wait until he returns."
-K.B Reno, NV
‘’He gives his all, what a performer."
-Bob Daniels, Heal LA
“We had the opportunity to see Larry perform at the Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines Festival. We rushed and purchased his CD Spiritual Conversations”, Outstanding!!
-Tom & Sylvia Winters Las Vegas , NV
" Saw Larry perform in Europe at a massive Hip Hop Concert with Warren G, Snoop Dogg and what a surprise to see him the following week in Los Angeles with a Grammy Winning jazz Artist. Truly a versatile musician!"
Film & Music Production
“Larry and Beatworkz Studios did a remarkable job on our film Section 8 supplying killer source music, ADR & Foley Beatworkz Studios our # 1 Choice for our upcoming Project.”
-T.W Detroit Winters Productions
“He’s the Man!! His Music makes the film happen.”
-David Sterling / Sterling Entertainment“
“Larry, just has a knack for adding the right touch."
"Larry Washington & his crew at Beatworkz created music & soundesign for four of our National spots."
“I’m amazed at how Larry is able to capture the essence of a mood within the first couple of bars in a tune and draws you in .He’s brought in some top notch players. Some of the funky songs had my head nodding’ right from the start and other’s that had more of a’ night groove’ brought out a satisfied sigh…all of them had me turning up my cd player. His ability to blend in the spiritual made him a natural choice for ads on our Sacred & Smooth” show on Sunday mornings”
-Dave De an Andréa, Program Director, Smooth Jazz 105.9 KYSJ
“Larry puts a spiritual twist on urban jazz. Conversations is a #1 hit!”
-Sandy Shore, Smooth Jazz.com
"Larry, You’re at the top of our charts We’re looking forward to a future performance."
-Eartha @ 88.1 Fisk University Nashville, TN
"Larry has presented & performed Drum Clinics at 4 of our locations here in Southern California hoping to book him for more in the near future."
-T.J. Milian , Sam Ash Regional Manager (Southern California)
"Mr. Washington has a certain way of teaching that makes it easy to get & fun at the same time."
"Larry has made a big different in my son’s love for music & performance Not only has he improved immensely as a drummer his academic level has increased. Thank You Larry,"
-J.A Coos Bay/North Bend ,OR
"I am very pleased to have Larry back as a staff member/Instructor at our 3 day Contemporary Drum & Percussion Camp in Orlando, FL"