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Chazz Ross, African and Latin Music Percussionist, to Lead Drumming Workshop

Published on Jun 27, 2022

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Pasadena Public Library’s La Pintoresca Branch will be hosting renowned percussionist Chazz Ross, as he leads a drumming workshop where you’ll experience the rhythm of the djembe drum in a fun, high-energy and interactive performance on Wednesday, June 29, 4 to 5 p.m.

Clarence “Chazz” Ross is the founder of The RHYTHMICS Institute in Los Angeles, whose performance teaching reflects 40 years of achievements in African music and dance,  Latin percussion, martial arts, stand-up comedy and acting.

“He plays amazing African and Latin instrument combos with wondrous bursts of excitement,” a bio description on his website says. “His mastery of exotic stick and hand and wind instruments includes didgeridoo, djembe, congos, cajongos, cajon, bongos, kalimba, udo,  timbales, whistles,  flutes, temple blocks, singing-bowls and harmonica.”

Ross regularly performs at the LA Opera, Aquarium of the Pacific, Skirball Cultural Center, Riverside Drum, Mask and Dance Festival, Juneteenth Celebration-Santa Monica, Honor Thy Father Awards, Burbank City Council, San Bernardino County Fair, Forest Lawn, Survivor TV Show, Wooli-Me Expo and The NAACP Awards.

He has shared stages with Al Jarreau, Chaka Khan, Phil Perry, Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis, Malcolm Jamal-Warner, Eddie Griffin, Ray Brooks, DangerMan, Liz Lomax, Tommie Davidson, Annie McKnight, Rashad Muhammad, George Makinto, McTate Stroman, Shafeeq, HB Barnum, Marcus Johnson, Mykal Ali, Ella Joyce, Richard Gant, Peggi Blu, Mekeel Rueben, Louis Gossett Jr., Low Riders (War) and the Oba-Oba Brazilian Dance Troupe.

Chazz Ross, a songwriter and music producer, is an honor graduate of Boston University and completed his Juris Doctor studies at UCLA Law School.

Attendance at the event on Wednesday is free and open to all ages.

To sign up, visit

For more information, call (626) 744-7268.

La Pintoresca Branch Library is at 1355 N. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena.

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