Why a podcast?
Through my decades in the music business as a performer, composer, arranger, and/or educator I’ve accumulated a vast rolodex of the world’s leading musical innovators.  From this pool of contacts, I came up with the idea of creating this podcast, Backstage at The Enharmonic, to  to dispel misconceptions about the guest's tastes, to surprise listeners and fans, to entertain and take listeners to an unexpected point of resolution and to think differently about musical categorizations.  The picture below exemplifies why I started this podcast, it is from a gig that I did a few years ago.  Yes, a car caught on fire and exploded in the woods right behind my drumset.  No one was injured.  Everyday is an adventure! 












Susie Benchasil Seiter 

February 3, 2020 At long last I had a chance to chat with Susie Benchasil Seiter!  We've been trying to schedule this interview since late 2018 and I'm thrilled that it finally worked out.  The scheduling difficulties can…

Jim Catalano 

August 11, 2019 For as long as I can remember my next guest, Jim Catalano, has always been the face of Ludwig Drums for countless other musicians and me. Jim recently retired from Ludwig Drums after a 36+ year tenure…

Joseph Modica 

December 3, 2018 In the spring of 2017 I had the opportinity to meet and work with the suberb conductor, Joseph Modica. Joe was conducting the orchestra backing the sensational Italian pop-opera trio Il Volo, for their Notte Magica tour…

Jerry Weldon 

June 4, 2018 If I have ever interviewed someone that I could categorize as a character  it is definetly my next guest, saxman, Jerry Weldon!  Brimming with enthusiasm for life and jazz, Jerry has held the tenor saxophone chair with…

Ray Deeley 

January 10, 2018 I've been looking forward to this interview for a long-time, one of the most inspiring teachers I ever had, drumset player and percussionist extraordinaire Mr. Ray Deeley!  I was very fortunate to take private drumset and percussion…

Daniel Glass 

January 8, 2018 My first guest of the new year is award-winning drummer, author, educator Daniel Glass.  In this episode we discuss Daniel's unique experiences growing up in Honolulu, Hawaii in the 60's and 70's, his college days leading a…

Bernie Dresel 

October 12, 2017 My next guest started taking drum lessons at just 4 years old: Bernie Dresel!  Growing up in western Pennsylvania getting a healthy diet of polka and hillbilly music and eventually moving onto to study classical percussion and…

Eddie Luisi 

October 9, 2017 My next guest is often referred to as The Stage Manager to The Stars: Eddie Luisi.  Eddie has been the stage manager on "Good Morning America" in Times Square, NYC since 1987.  The list of musicians, actors…

Neil Grover 

September 28, 2017 The words from my next guest are both articulate and brimming with the shimmering nuances, much like his trademark tambourines and triangles; a living legend in the percussion community, Neil Grover.  Neil shares memories of some his…

Andrew Torre 

June 13, 2017 My next guest and I have known each other since 1996! Right after graduating from music school in addition to performing, I began teaching drums and percussion in suburban Philadelphia.  One of my very first private drum…

Nitzan Haroz 

March 27, 2017 In December of 2016 while at a rehearsal with The Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale for their holiday concert series, from my seat at the drumset, I was blown away by the beautiful trombone sound coming from…

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