Basic Background Info
A drummer well known for his versatility, Robert Perkins' presence on the touring and recording circuit is growing by leaps and bounds.
Robert Perkins graduated with honors from the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz and earned a Master’s Degree in Music from the University of Southern California. Throughout his education, Robert Perkins studied with such talents as Michael Carvin, Leon Ndugu Chancler, John Clayton, and Billy Higgins.
Professionally, Robert Perkins worked with the likes of Michael Bublé, Bobby Watson, Tierney Sutton, The Clayton Brothers, Vanessa Rubin, Ingrid Jensen, Toni Braxton, David Sancious, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard, Eric Reed, Mary Stallings, Chris Botti, Laura Pausini, Leon Parker, Clark Terry Jimmy Heath, Dr. Dre, Charlie Hunter, and Larry Williams.
Robert Perkins also found time to appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman, The Today Show, Dancing with The Stars, Entertainment Tonight, Live with Regis and Kelly, The View, The Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, Buena Fuente, The Parkinson Show, Wetten Dass..?, The San Remo Festival, The Des and Mel Show, and Pulse.
Robert Perkins also appeared in two music videos: one with Toni Braxton and one with Dr. Dre.
Currently, Robert Perkins regularly performs in The Benny Lackner Trio with Benny Lackner and Derek Nievergelt, as well as with Chris Pierce. Robert Perkins calls these two bands “his closest musical family.”
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