Yonrico Scott

Yonrico Scott

Yonrico Scott Band / Derek Trucks Band

Yonrico Scott

Yonrico Scott Band / Derek Trucks Band

Country:   United States Category:   DRUMSET ARTISTS

Overview

By age seven, Yonrico Scott was playing professionally with several gospel groups in Detroit, Michigan – primarily, as a direct result of the unwavering encouragement and support of his late mother, a talented gospel vocalist and performer. 

 

By age fourteen, Yonrico began private study with Motown drummer, George Hamilton. His musical accomplishments continued throughout college, and during his freshman year at Kentucky State University, he was voted, 'Drummer of the Year.' He later transferred to the University of Kentucky to study with Dave Davenport, Professor of Percussion and Principal Timpanist of the Lexington Philharmonic, where he received a B.A. in Performance Percussion in 1978.

 

In 1979, Yonrico accepted an Artist in Residency assignment in Atlanta, GA, with The Neighborhood Arts Center’s Department of Cultural Affairs. It wasn’t long afterwards that Yonrico became one of Atlanta's most sought-after studio drummers. Since 1995, Yonrico has been touring the world as a member of the Derek Trucks Band (DTB) (The dTb is a Sony Music Entertainment artist with recent television appearances on the CBS Early Show, the Conan O’Brien Show, & A&E’s Breakfast in the Arts, among others). Their self-titled debut CD was released on Landslide Records in October 1997. Since then, the band has released six additional recordings: Out of the Madness, Joyful Noise, Soul Serenade, Live at the Georgia Theatre, Songlines, and most recently, Already Free which received a Grammy.

 

Throughout his musical career, Yonrico has recorded and/or performed with a Who’s Who list of well-known artists including: Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Peabo Bryson, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Sammy Davis Jr., Chuck Berry, George Howard, Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Stitt, Joshua Redman, George Benson, Anita Baker, Tinsley Ellis, The Allman Brothers Band, Susan Tedeschi, Kansas, John Scofield, Bruce Hampton, Cecil Bridgewater, Alvin Batiste, Gary Burton, Fiji Mariners, Andrew White, Gregg Allman, John Denver, Ben E. King, The 3 Degrees, The Supremes, Widespread Panic, Phil Lesh, The Lexington Philharmonic, and The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, among others. Yonrico's Broadway tour performances include The Wiz, 5 Guys Named Moe, and Dream Girls.

 

Yonrico passed away in September 2019. R.I.P.

EQUIPMENT CONFIGURATION 1

Reference Series
Shimmer Of Oz
22x18 bass drum
12x9 tom
14x14 floor tom
16x16 floor tom
14x5 snare drum

Elite Thai Oak Bongos
PB900W bongo stand

BC2000 boom stand x 5
P2000C pedal
TH1000 tom holder x 2
PS85 pedal stabilizer
D1000 throne         
H2000 hi-hat stand
S2000 snare stand

EQUIPMENT CONFIGURATION 2

BRP Masters Series
Midnight Fade
22x16 bass drum
12x9 tom
13x10 tom
16x16 floor tom
14x6.5 Steve Ferrone snare