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Brian Kilgore - Pippin

Brian’s setup for Pippin at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California.


“My set up for the Hollywood run of the touring production of Pippin was very much based on Sean Ritenauer's set up for the Broadway production with a few minor changes. It's an interesting show with a wide ranging and busy percussion book. Lot's of timpani, xylophone, sound effects and hand drumming as well. It is a fun opportunity to groove on congas, play a djembe solo, play a barrage of xylophone notes and test your timpani pedaling all in the same gig.

With all of the quick instrument and mallet changes, I would not want to do this book without a Miller Machine. It gets a great sound on the triangle and there are numerous times in the show where you have to go directly from xylophone or timpani to triangle without so much as a sixteenth note rest. The Miller Machine allowed me to do that and get the sound that I wanted out of each and every triangle note!

Brian has played on over 500 albums. And his numerous TV and film credits include Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, King Kong, Wall-E, Hairspray, A Bug's Life, A Perfect Storm, Spiderman II, The Bourne Supremacy, Team America, Cars, and over a hundred more.

He has also performed live with Barbra Streisand, Teena Marie, Elton John, Billy Joel, Chaka Khan, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and many more.

Brian is a proud endorser of Yamaha Concert Percussion, Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets, Zildjian Cymbals, Evans Drumheads, Toca Percussion and Gibraltar Hardware.

Check out Brian’s website.