Truly one of the top French drummer for Jazz, African, Soul/Rn'b, Jazz/Fusion, and Pop/Rock music, Roger Biwandu (roots from Zaïre/RDC but born december 25th 1972 in a taxi in Bordeaux/FRANCE !!!) started his international carreer at early age (18 years old) with jazz greats such as John Stubblefield (RIP), James Williams (RIP), Mark Turner and Biréli Lagrène.
His incredible skills have led him to perform with a wide range of artists ; among them :
Joe Zawinul (RIP), Frank McComb, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Womack & Womack, Tribal Jam, Jeff Beck, Jennifer Batten, Mario Canonge, Jacques Higelin, Andy Narell, John Beasley, Steve Stevens, Bobby McFerrin, The Hansons, Chris De Burgh, I Muvrini, ...
Currently in tour with the great singer from Mali Salif Keita, Roger Biwandu has his first record on his own name, titled "Influences, on music stores now !!!
Roger "kemp" Biwandu is proud to be endorsed by GRETSCH Drums, ZILDJIAN Cymbals,
VIC FIRTH Drummsticks, STAGG Drum Case and PUMA France.
About Roger's album :
"Roger has put together the type of recording that myself, and most listeners should enjoy very much. Plenty of drums, for sure, but also a lot of beautiful, thoughtful music. He plays with a freshness and drive, regardless of style, and always has the composition in the forefront. His tunes are great, and demonstrate a pure love of music as a whole."
Jeff "Tain" Watts
"Rodge, you sound really good on the whole album, and what a cool arrangement of my theme "Slink", I liked it and I was really honored that you did that !"