Innovative Percussion announces that Grammy Award-winning drummer John “JR” Robinson, whose extensive, impressive discography dates to the 1970s, has joined the company’s roster of artists.

Robinson’s drumming can be heard on hit pop songs spanning decades that include United Support of Artists (USA) for Africa’s “We Are The World”; Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long”; The Pointer Sisters’ “I’m So Excited” and “Slow Hand”; Stevie Winwood’s “Higher Love”; Eric Clapton’s “Change The World”; Rufus and Chaka Khan’s “Ain’t Nobody”; and Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories.” Some of Robinson’s film credits include My Cousin Vinny (1992), Grand Canyon (1991), How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998), Independence Day (1996), That Thing That You Do (1996), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006), and Austin Powers In Goldmember (2002).

Robinson has two solo CDs, Funkshui (2004) and Platinum (2010) on his own label, Homecourt Records, and another CD, Rivers Of Paradise, with his band, TRW, released through Frontiers Records.


In 2005, Robinson was inducted into the Iowa Rock ’N’ Roll Music Association Hall of Fame. In 2016, Rolling Stone magazine named him among 100 Greatest Drummers of All time.

On September 23, 2017, Robinson will appear in Manchester, UK, at Drummer Night Presented by Remo along with Karl Brazil, John Thompson, Steve White, and other drummers to be announced.

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