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Byron Vannoy

Byron has worked steadily as a performer and educator on both the East and West coasts playing, recording and composing a wide variety of music. He has performed and recorded with many internationally known musicians such as Julian Priester, Herbie Hancock, Randy Brecker, Tom Scott, Ray Vega, Greg Adams, Ernestine Anderson, Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith, Vinnie Golia, Jim Knapp, and Hadley Caliman.

Currently an Associate Professor at North Seattle Community College, and faculty instructor at The Seattle Drum School, Byron also conducts workshops in the Seattle and Los Angeles areas.

In addition, Byron has recorded for nationally broadcast television programs as well as radio spots for the BBC. He has studied privately with Ian Froman, Mark Ivester, Bob Moses, and Joe LaBarbera. He holds an Associate Certificate in Professional Music from Berklee College of Music, a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Performance from Cornish College of the Arts and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Jazz and African American Music Performance from California Institute of the Arts.