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LARRY WASHINGTON

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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. 

Endorsements

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Affiliations

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Using these Great Products

ADAMAudio

Apple Computers

Apple Logic Pro x

Avid Pro Tools

BigFatSnareDrum

Black Magic Design

Evans Drumheads

Glyph

Manhasset

MOGAMI® Cable

On-Stage

Paiste Cymbals

Pearl Drums USA

PolyNome

ProMarkDrumsticks

Roc-N-Soc, Inc.

Roland U.S.

‎Samsung Electronics

SlateDigital

Smoking Aces

Solomon Mics

Tommy Bahama

TreeWorks Chimes

Tune-Bot

Universal Audio

Vintage King

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Pearl Drums 

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

Pearl Hardware  

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.


Evans Drumheads

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

Drum Seeker


OnStage Drum Mats:

On-Stage Drum Fire

Drum Thrones 

Roc-n-Soc - Nitro & Lunar Thrones

Microphone Stands & Clips

On-Stage 

DM 50 Clip  on Snares, Rack Toms, Floor Toms, Platinum Series Euro Boom Stand-Overhead Head (L& R), Hi Hat- , Vocal


Microphones

Electro Voice 

Snares:  ND44, Rack Toms: ND46, Floor Toms: RE320,  Bass Drum: RE20, Gong Drum:  RE320, Hat:  ND66, Overhead (L&R): ND66, Vocal: ND96

 
Roland Electronics

Roland SPD-SX Sampling  Pad, BT 1 Bar Triggers

Akai Electronics

MPC X, ,MPK mini

Solomon Design

Solomon Mics

 

Percussion

Pearl, Rhythm Tech, PP Meinl , Treeworkz Chimes

 

DrumTuner

Tune - Bot

Computers & Pads

Apple

Larry's Live & Studio Gear

Testimonials

Performance

 

“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!"         

-Anna B

 

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."      

-Wendy Levy

 

"Larry Washington & his crew at Beatworkz created music & soundesign for four of our National spots."

-Hotel Planner.com

 

Recording Artist

 

“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

 

Clinician

 

"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)

Educator

"Mr. Washington has a certain way of teaching that makes it easy to get & fun at the same time."     

-Don C.

"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"     

-Jose Rosa

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