Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 154 - Jauvon Gilliam

Timpanist for the National Symphony Orchestra and University of Maryland Percussion Professor Jauvon Gilliam talks about his current percussion duties and owning Capitol Percussion Backline Rentals (04:30), being an orchestral percussionist who’s African-American (29:40), growing up in Gary, Indiana, his basketball background and attending the 1988 NBA All-Star weekend (37:15), going to Butler University (IN) for undergrad and his Arts Administration background (50:45), his year of Master’s Work in Cleveland and his years in Winnipeg (01:01:00), and finishes with the Random Ass Questions (01:20:45).

Finishing with Raves on Lizzo and Missy Elliott (01:33:15).


Jauvon Gilliam’s University of Maryland page

Jauvon Gilliam’s Innovative Percussion page

Jauvon Gilliam’s Sabian Cymbals page

Jauvon Gilliam’s 2014 profile

Victoria Sparks

Andrea Brown

Capitol Percussion

Lee Hinkle

Eric Shin

Kennedy Center Expansion

2019 Kennedy Center Honorees

African-American Orchestral Percussionists

Teddy Hall, Jr.

Joe W. Moore III

Timothy K. Adams, Jr.

Richard Weiner

“Concertino for Marimba” - Paul Creston

14 Modern Snare Solos - John Pratt

Rhapsody in Blue - George Gershwin

Concerto in F - George Gershwin

1988 NBA Dunk Contest

Jim McMahon

Karl Malone

Moses Malone

Jon Crabiel

Winnipeg Jets

Paul Yancich

Dwayne Haskins

Alex Smith

Bryce Harper

Bradley Beal

Coming to America trailer

Hugo trailer

“All Night Long” - Lionel Richie

“Upside Down” - Diana Ross

Gerry Brown


Lizzo’s Tiny Desk Concert

Missy Elliot’s VMA Performance