One of the most sought after Jazz and R & B Drummers of his generation, John “Lil’ John” Roberts has maintained his status in the industry as the ultimate heartbeat.
His list of credits include industry greats such as: Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Prince, Sheila E, Mary J. Blige, Janet and Michael Jackson, Elton John, Al Green, BB King, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Patti Labelle, Queen Latifah, Jamie Foxx, Snoop Dog, and a host of others.
John’s television credits include Saturday Night Live, The Queen Latifah Show, and American Idol, as well as Oprah, Leno, Letterman, Ellen, Kimmel and the rest.
John works nonstop with artists such as Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Boney James, and Kirk Whalum. I caught up with him enjoying some time off at his home in Atlanta. www.liljohnroberts.com
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