JOJO MAYER
January 18, 1963
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Jojo Mayer + NERVE
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Jojo Mayer& NERVE
JABON
MD Festival



Jojo Mayer
Drum Solo
MD Festival 1998


Jojo Mayer
Short Sample from
the Bass Drum DVD



Jojo Mayer & NERVE
Splendid Isolation
Hinterhof - Basel




Jojo Mayer
Singles
in different Speeds




Jojo Mayer
Drum'n Bass Groove
Slowmotion & Transcription




Jojo Mayer
Developing a Drum Solo



Jojo Mayer & Mark Guiliana
Drum Conversation
GroundUP Musical Festival - 2018



Jojo Mayer
Drum Solo: Performance 1
Transcription by Lutz Mayer




Jojo Mayer
The Single Handed Roll




Jojo Mayer
...a little Groove for
Drummerworld



Jojo Mayer
plays Buddy Rich
TIME CHECK




Jojo Mayer
PUSH - PULL
Buddy Rich's Secret Weapon




Jojo Mayer
some time ago:
Rolls between Hands & Feet



Jojo Mayer
plays Buddy Rich
NUTVILLE




Jojo Mayer

The Mayer Stroke



Jojo Mayer & Mark Guiliana
Sabian
Dark Omni Cymbal




Jojo Mayer

Finger Technique



Jojo Mayer
Drum Clinic Basel
Drum Solo



Jojo Mayer &
Janek Gwizdala Band
Live in London


Jojo Mayer & Nerve
in the Studio




Jojo Mayer
Drum Clinic Basel
Finale



Jojo Mayer - Depart
Heiri Känzig - Harry Sokal
Drei Im Quadrat



Jojo Mayer - Depart
Heiri Känzig - Harry Sokal
...Just the Drum Solo



Jojo Mayer
House Groove Variations
Drum Clinic Basel


Jojo Mayer
Developing a House Groove
Drum Clinic Basel





Jojo Mayer
Showing Different Grooves
Drum Clinic Basel





Jojo Mayer
Fine Brushwork
Drum Clinic Basel




Jojo Mayer

Rearranging Phrases




Jojo Mayer

How to get around the Set



Jojo Mayer
Musikmesse Frankfurt - 2012
PART I



Jojo Mayer
Musikmesse Frankfurt - 2012
PART II




Jojo Mayer

Moeller Technique



Jojo Mayer - Depart
Heiri Känzig - Harry Sokal
One For Eddie



Jojo Mayer & NERVE
Improvisation
Hinterhof - Basel



Jojo Mayer
Fine Brushwork
d&p Seminar



Jojo Mayer
Agora Stage
MM Frankfurt



Jojo Mayer
Sabian Booth
MM Frankfurt



Jojo Mayer - Janek Gwizdala
NAMM SHOW
PART I



Jojo Mayer & NERVE
NT Areal Basel
PART I


Jojo Mayer & Nerve
NT Areal Basel
PART II


Jojo Mayer & Nerve
NT Areal Basel
PART III



Jojo Mayer - Janek Gwizdala
NAMM SHOW
PART II



Jojo Mayer - Depart
Heiri Känzig - Harry Sokal
Chlueppli Groove



Jojo Mayer
Performance 3
Transcription by Lutz Mayer



Jojo Mayer
Born January 18. 1963 in Zurich, Switzerland. Son of a musician (bass player Vali Mayer), he spent his early childhood on the road traveling throughout Europe and the Far East. At the age of 2 he got his first drum set, and his first public performance took place in Hong Kong when he was only 3 years old. Growing up in the influence of a musical environment Jojo is basically self-taught (autodidact).

At the age of 18 he joined Monty Alexander's group and toured extensively all over Europe, playing all the major jazz -festivals including the North-Sea-Jazz Festival, Montreux, Nice, Antibes, Athens etc.This lead to back-up gigs with other jazz-greats such as Dizzy Gillespie and Nina Simone and introduced him to an international audience.

Jojo Mayer performed and / or recorded with a great variety of artists covering a wide range of musical styles such as The Screaming Headless Torsos, Meshell n'dege Occello, Vernon Reid's science project, DJ Spooky, Emergency Broadcast Network, the Vienna Art Orchestra, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Harry Pepl, Gerald Veasley, Monty Alexander, Lunar Crush, John Zorn, James Blood Ulmer, Chico Freeman, George Adams, Jamaaladeen
Tacuma, John Medeski, Family of Percussion, Hiram Bullock, Leni Stern, Depart, Wolfgang Puschnigg, The intergalactic Maiden Ballet, Friedrich Gulda, Harry Sokal, Steve Coleman's 5 Elements, Passport, Wah Wah Watson, and many more.

Jojo has also built himself a reputation as a skilled and creative solo performer/ clinician. He appeared at most of the important Industrial Events and Drum Festivals like the Modern Drummer Festival (1998 and 2005), the Buddy Rich Memorial Scholarship NYC (95), the International Drummer-Meeting in Koblenz (89, 91, 95), PASIC (96), the Montreal Drum- Fest (96), the NAMM-Show`s"Drums along the Hilton"(96), int.Slagwerkkrant Dag (96), int. Budapest Dob-Gala (94, 95), Manny`s Drum-Mania NYC (98) and the "int.Musik Messe Frankfurt"(93, 97), to name a view, were he was featured amongst the greatest names in the drumming community today.

Residing in New York City since 1991, Jojo engaged in numerous activities including Live and Studio work. His international touring schedule has taken him all over Europe, the US, South America, The Far East and Africa. Besides his work as a drummer, he also is involved in projects as a writer and producer.

More recently, Jojo has been venturing into New York's Techno / Multimedia / Avantgarde / club scene by promoting his own weekly party event called PROHIBITED BEATZ. This new platform for live "Drum n" Bass", "Nu-Skool Breaks", "Speed Garage" and the latest stylistical hybrids and mutations in DJ culture, has also provided the back drop for his first solo project called NERVE. Described as an "endeavor in reverse engineering the textures and rhythms of the current stream of computer generated music into a live performed, improvisational format", NERVE and PROHIBITED BEATZ have created a reputation in the New York scene that already goes way beyond "a serious buzz".

Performances and recordings have earned him rave reviews: Jojo Mayer "...destined for "Drum God" status !"(Modern Drummer magazine).

Jojo Mayer's company endorsements include: Sonor drums, Sabian cymbals, Remo drumheads and Vic Firth drumsticks. Lately he has been involved as a product developer / designer for Sabian (Jojo Mayer Signature "Fierce Ride" & "Fierce Crash" Models), a consultant for Sonor's "Jungle Kit" and as a designer for Vic Firth drumsticks (Jojo Mayer Signature Model). He has also frequently appeared in advertisements, catalogues and publications for the above mentioned companies.

2012: Perfect Balance Bass Drum Pedal - developed by Jojo Mayer.

2014: Hudson Music DVD: Secret Weapons for the Modern Drummer - PART II: A Guide to Foottechnique....


NERVE
Jacob Bergson, John Davis, Jojo Mayer, Aaron Nevezie







Jojo Mayer & Nerve - Takuya Nakamura - John Davis - Roli Mosimann
Jabon
Modern Drummer Festival 2005


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Jojo Mayer:
Drum Solo
MD Festival 1998


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Jojo Mayer
plays Buddy Rich
TIME CHECK
Jojo Mayer & Klaipeda Jazz Orchestra "Buddy Rich Tribute" - 2016


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NERVE 2016



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Jojo Mayer & NERVE
IMPROVISATION
NERVE are: Jojo Mayer / John Davis / Jacob Bergson / Aaron Nevezie
Live at Hinterhof Basel - Directed by Alexis Amitirigala - Filmed by Sergio Cassini, Jonas Furrer, Tom Kubiak, David Merkhofer & Michael Gerber
Edited by Daniel Stössel & Richard Janssen - Sound Operation by Torsten Goddon - Mixed by John Davis
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Jojo Mayer
Appearance SABIAN BOOTH
Musikmesse Frankfurt 2008 - filmed by Bernhard Castiglioni - Drummerworld.com


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Jojo Mayer
Developing a Drum Solo
1. International drums & percussion Seminar


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Jojo Mayer & Depart
Heiri Känzig - Harry Sokal - Jojo Mayer
Drum Solo
Vienna January 2007


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