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Michael Carvin

Jazz @ The Playhouse

February 18, 2024

Sierra Madre Playhouse
87 W Sierra Madre Blvd
Sierra Madre, CA 91024

Don't miss the Michael Carvin Experience, a mesmerizing jazz performance at Sierra Madre Playhouse! Michael Carvin, a renowned and extraordinarily talented drummer, will take you on a musical journey with his unmatched skill, inventiveness, and technique. 

Jazz series curated by Greg Porée


Michael Carvin

Michael Carvin



Hailing from Houston, Texas, his musical journey began at a young age, learning from his father, a top drummer in Houston. By the age of twelve, Carvin was already playing professionally, winning the first of five consecutive Texas rudimental championships.

With a diverse career that includes working as a staff drummer at Motown Records and extensive studio and television work on the West Coast, Michael Carvin's drumming prowess has made him a sought-after talent in the world of jazz. His reputation as one of the most formidable drummers in the jazz scene was solidified when he joined Freddie Hubbard's band in 1973, moving to New York and leaving an indelible mark on the jazz landscape.

Carvin's impressive body of work spans collaborations with jazz legends like Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, McCoy Tyner, Pharoah Sanders, and many more. He's recorded on over 250 albums, showcasing his versatility and innovation as a drummer.

But Michael Carvin is not just a remarkable performer; he's also an esteemed educator and clinician. His teaching has attracted students from all over the world, and his students have gone on to become elite drummers in the music industry.

Join us for an evening of extraordinary jazz, where Michael Carvin's rhythmic magic will transport you to the heart of this American art form. Tickets range from $12 to $35, ensuring that this musical experience is accessible to all. Get ready for an unforgettable night of jazz with the Michael Carvin Experience at Sierra Madre Playhouse.      

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