Lucas van Merwijk
Drummer, percussionist and bandleader. Lucas has been at the forefront of the European jazz, latin and percussion scene for 35 years. He was elected 'Best Jazz drummer' in the Benelux countries by the readers of De Slagwerkkrant many times running between the years 1993 and 2015. Professor drums at the Jazz Department of the Conservatory of Amsterdam, (CVA, The Netherlands), Professor Drums and Latin Percussion at the World Music Department of Codarts (The Netherlands) Teacher and clinician at 9Beats (Tianjin, Beijing China) Founder/leader/conductor/arranger/musical director of international percussion group Drums United. Founder/leader/conductor/musical director of the Cubop City Big Band (CCBB, The Netherlands), Co-director of Tam Tam Productions (TTP Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Playing music and touring around the world with great musicians. Being with my fantastic family, my wife and 4 kids. My daily walks in the woods with my dog Dindi.
Music will always be changing. Don't be afraid to change with it. Be dedicated and you will be a great musician too.
K Sweet Series. Excellent action, perfect response, great warmth, nice clarity, pitch and balance.
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