SONNY EMORY Feat. Music of Earth, Wind & Fire @ FTE's Back Porch Concert Series!
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SONNY EMORY is a native of Atlanta who received his first drum set at the age of four. After graduating from Georgia State University with a Bachelor in Jazz Performance, Sonny became a professional drummer playing with Joe Sample and the Crusaders. With over 30 years of live performance and studio work behind him, Sonny maintains a busy schedule in the music industry and is highly regarded in the business.
Though probably best known for his groundbreaking drumming with Earth, Wind, and Fire, Sonny has performed with a virtual "who's who" in pop and jazz music including Stanley Clarke, David Sanborn, Bette Midler, Al Jarreau, Paula Abdul, Jean-Luc Ponty, and Boz Scaggs. He is also known for innovative visual effects during live performances that include exciting stick-twirling and back-sticking techniques. As a World Renowned Drummer and Grammy Award Winner, Sonny is considered to be one of the greatest drummers to have come along in a while. His proficiency and style have awarded him the opportunity to record on platinum status albums such as the B52s' Cosmic Thing and Steely Dan's Grammy award winning Two against Nature.
While Sonny is in high demand as a touring musician for what he delivers during live performances, he is equally in demand for studio work. He is a former member of the legendary group Earth, Wind, and Fire, having held down the drum seat for thirteen years. Sonny has additionally played with artist that include Bruce Hornsby, Jennifer Lopez, Lee Ritenour, Bette Midler, and Steely Dan. Sonny is currently touring with Eric Clapton.
Sonny is endorsed by YAMAHA Drums, ZILDJIAN Cymbals, Vic Firth Drumsticks, Remo drum heads, Shure Microphones, Meyers Sound Systems, Toca Percussion, and LP Percussion.
Anonymous DaBand is a multi-talented band made up of unique young men with a synergistic approach to music. The special thing about this band is the overwhelming humble spirit that surrounds them--hence the name Anonymous. Each member is a master of his own instrument and they come together in perfection to share their awesome talents. The group has performed around the Atlanta area for various benefits, social events, and festivals including the Atlanta Jazz Festival. Formerly known as Atlanta's #1 Teen Instrumental Band, they were highlighted at Prince's, Paisley Park in the first Musicology Battle of the Bands. They have also opened for the likes of Najee, Chrisette Michele, and Pieces of a Dream and other top performers. The group continues their journey of success by making a huge impact on the music world!
Please use 1003 Holcomb Woods Parkway, Roswell, GA 30076 for GPS directions. Facing the restaurant, head left in the parking lot and then right to the parking lot behind From the Earth next to the PGA Superstore. Plenty of on-site parking next to the venue area!