Julian Pavone (USA) breaks the Guinness World Record® as The Youngest Professional Drummer as of March 21, 2010 – when he was 5 years 10 months and 3 days old. Previously, the record had been held by Tiger Onitsuka (Japan), who was 9 years 289 days old.
Julian is considered a drumming prodigy. He began playing the drums while sitting on his father’s lap at the age of three months. At 15 months-old, he was offered a contract to be a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ drumline (The United Drumline, founded by William Winfield, III) making him the youngest member by 16 years! Then, at 20 months-old, Julian recorded a CD, “Go Baby!”, with legendary bassist Ralphe Armstrong. Trapper Jack, from WDOK 102.1 (Cleveland), broke the story and Julian has been shocking audiences ever since. Since then, he has received worldwide media coverage with more than 11,000 newspaper and magazine articles published about him.
He is currently 7 years-old and plays a 22-piece custom drum set with 17 cymbals. He has full artist endorsements with Vic Firth, Sabian Cymbals, ddrum and Sennheiser Microphones. He also has an endorsement with Ful travel gear and prefers Remo drum skins.
He has appeared on more than 150 television and news shows, including “The Oprah Winfrey Show” (twice), “Good Morning America”, “The Maury Show”, “Martha Stewart”, “Inside Edition”, “FOX News Dayside”, “Good Company”, WGN, MSNBC, Japan’s #1 television show, “Amazing Stories” (twice), and on “Seriously Funny Kids”, hosted by Heidi Klum. He has also starred in a television show pilot, “Finding Julian’s Band”®, created by Rocky Seprino, and had a documentary about him produced by Korea’s Seoul Broadcasting Systems.
Julian has performed live on numerous radio stations around the world and for many concert venues, including the legendary Whisky A Go-Go, the Grammy Museum, House of Blues and Hard Rock Cafe (the youngest ever to perform at these venues). He has also performed for the Detroit Pistons, Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs.
He has received numerous honors and awards, including “Maury’s Most Talented Kid” of 2009, “The 2007 Rock and Roll Lifetime Achievement Award”, and at age 3, was one of “Oprah’s Most Talented Kids”. He also appears in “Sticks and Skins”, a photography book about the world of drumming, which includes legendary drummers like Buddy Rich, Ringo Starr, Neil Peart, Steve Ferrone, and Tommy Lee.
He invented and received a patent for “Abracadabra”® Stain Cover-up at age 4. His SECOND invention, “Julian’s Drum Gloves”™ is patent pending. Additionally, Julian is a young entrepreneur and has his own healthy snack on the market. Julian’s Go Bar™ is an all natural fruit bar that provides two whole fruit servings and comes in eight orchard-fresh flavors. It is fat-free, gluten-free, high in fiber and has no added sugars. Julian’s Go Bar™ is distributed by Go eRx™ LLC, a marketing company that is currently seeking national distributors.
Julian and his talent are being nurtured and supported by a tremendous group of instructors, including George Dunn (drums), Dom Famularo (drums), Dennis Sheridan (percussion), William Winfield, III (drums), Francesco Cavallini (vocals, guitar) and Macomb Music Center (vocals). He also attends University Liggett School, a private, college-preparatory day school that is Michigan’s oldest coeducational, independent school.
Julian is currently working on his sophomore CD with Michael J. Powell, a four-time Grammy Award winning producer who has also produced such legends as Aretha Franklin and Anita Baker.
Julian loves sharing his gift with others, especially if he is able to help his community. He was named Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Honorary Goodwill Ambassador for 2009 and also served as The Miracle League of Michigan’s Honorary Goodwill Ambassador for 2009-2010. He is Athlete’s with Disabilities Network (ADN)’s Honorary Global Ambassador and is currently serving as the Macomb-Oakland Regional Center’s Global Ambassador. Most recently, he has partnered with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to help raise awareness for their cause. He is the youngest partner, joining celebrities such as Sir Paul McCartney, Justin Bieber and The Jonas Brothers. In fact, Julian was born at William Beaumont Hospital, one of Michigan’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
For more info about Julian Pavone, please visit: julianpavone.com