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The Upbeat Hang Ep. 40
In this 40th episode of The Upbeat Hang, Duke and K Bo welcome Modern Drummer writer, Russian native, and, phenom drummer Ilya Stemkovsky. Ilya has played for a number of nationally-touring groups including a long stint with the San Francisco-based electric jazz group The OM Trio who were winners of the SF Bay Guardian’s 2001 Reader’s Poll for best local jazz band. OM has also been featured in The Washington Post, The Village Voice, and, Jazz Times Magazine. Ilya has also performed with the Philadelphia-based electro-pop group Brothers Past which has been featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer and URB Magazine.
Currently, fans can catch Ilya performing with Jersey Shore staple Eddie Testa. In this episode, we talk with Ilya about a new baby and his observations on the music industry.
The music at the beginning and end of the podcast is from Ilya’s original band OM. Learn more about OM at omtrio.com
Catch Ilya during his live dates at facebook.com/eddietestaband
In this show, two drummers (K-Bo and Duke) hang with a singer (Amy) along with big-name musicians, industry pros, entertainers, athletes and more. K-Bo, Duke and Amy share laughs, talk about all-things-entertainment, and often chat with high-profile guests.