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Skoota Warner: 'Jazzy Hip-Hop Flavored' Video Premiere on All Music.com: Man Of Value - Album out June 23r

Skoota Warner (Feat. C-Rayz Walz) Releases new Single: 'Man Of Value' 
NYC Record Relese Show at Rockwood Music Hall - June 22nd
 'Vignettes' out June 23rd Featuring DJ Logic, C-Rayz Walz, David Fuiczynski, Hot Tuna & More
 
June 1st, 2015 - New York, NY - Skoota Warner's new single and video for Man Of Value is premiering over at All Music. The jazz inspired hip-hop track features C-Rayz Walz and showcases Skoota's precise drumming style which has earned him the title  "The Drummer's Drummer" due to his ability to play anything from ballads to rock, funk to R&B, pop to hip-hop, jazz to blues and everything in-between. All of these influences, and the help of a few good friends, created his new solo album 'Vignettes.' The musicians who collaborated in the process are as diverse as one could expect from DJ Logic to Jorma Kaukonen of Hot Tuna and zydeco artist Donna Angelle to name a few as well as C-Rayz Walz who appears on several songs.
 
To celebrate the release of 'Vignettes', Skoota will be playing New York City's Rockwood Music Hall on June 22nd. He will be joined by Freedom Bremner: Vocals (The Screaming Headless Torsos), Aaron Dugan: Guitar (Matisyahu), Danny Sadownick: Percussion (Taylor Swift), Booker King: Bass (Corey Glover), Bahnamous Bowie: Piano and Keyboards (Amel Larrieux) plus some surprise special guests! 
 
Check out the video premiere here

Recorded at OWG Studio and Home Studios in New York City ,  ‘Vignettes’ is a collection of songs that Skoota describes as an eclectic mix of rhythms and genres of music that have greatly influenced him:  “It’s a labor of love composed of snippets of everything I love.”  A truly collaborative effort with a diverse group of guests, the album was created both via file sharing and live in the studio.

After high school Skoota moved to New York City to chase his drumming dreams. He started out as a street musician playing for tips in front of The Plaza Hotel.  Here, he caught the attention of Pepeu Gomes and Baby Consuelo, Brazil’s top pop artists.  At only 18, Skoota left for Brazil where he played gigs with Pepeu and recorded several albums.  After two years, he returned to New York, sharp from his South American experiences, landing him gigs with blues musicians Johnny Copeland and Johnny Johnson as well as joining the house band for the famed Apollo Theater’s Amateur Night; backing up R & B, Funk, and Hip-Hop talents such as Keith Sweat, Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie, Doug E. Fresh, and Special Ed.  Skoota became known for his impromptu breakbeat rhythms on stage.

In 1989, Omar Hakim, New York’s premier session drummer chose Skoota to be the drummer for his Rhythm Deep Project. “Skoota nails it,” said Hakim. “He’s a Drummer’s Drummer!”

In 1996 Skoota released his first solo record 'NGA Style' on Popular/Radikal Records which charted on Billboard's Hot Rap Singles.  The same year, he and three other friends formed the band Ra, an alternative metal band that saw success with the release of their first EP after WAAF in Boston championed the band by putting their track Do You Call My Name into heavy rotation. This led to their debut album for Univeral Records 'From One' getting to #14 on the Billboard 200 in 2003.

Since the nineties, Skoota has played for some of the hottest artists of all time - Santana, The B’52's, Lionel Richie, Cyndi Lauper, Mary J. Blige, Patrick Stump, the Brecker Brothers, Matisyahu, Yerba Buena and Philippe Saisse. He was also a member of Dave Koz & The Kozmos, the house band for The Emeril Lagasse Show. In 2009, he began touring with Jefferson Airplane founding members, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and bassist Jack Casady of Hot Tuna fame and also currently plays in Cyndi Lauper's band.
 
                                           Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/skootawarner- Read the full story at UnRatedMagazine.com

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