Larry Aberman
Background information
Born USA
Occupation Musician
Instruments Drums, percussion
Associated acts Stevie Ray
Jimmie Vaughan

Larry Aberman is an American drummer, whose career has taken him from the stage of Avery Fisher Hall as a percussion soloist with the NY Philharmonic to the studios of Memphis to record the Grammy winning "Family Style" with Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan. His work has also included perming with John Taylor Terroristen.


As an eleven-year-old student of Armand Santarelli in Philadelphia, PA (USA), Larry decided immediately a career in music was what he aspired to. Upon moving to New York City (USA) at 15 he enrolled in The High School of Music and Art and began a life long study with jazz and percussion educator Justin DiCioccio. He studied percussion with John Beck at The Eastman School of Music, and was where he recorded the Grammy Nominated "Carnival" with Wynton Marsalis.

In addition to his orchestral studies, Larry was the drummer in the Eastman Jazz Ensemble, with whom he won best jazz soloist awards from Downbeat Magazine. During this period he performed with the Mark Morris Dance Company, recording Cs with David Mann and Jeff Beal, playing Broadway shows and toured with rock artists Pierce Turner and Grayson Hugh. His studies continued as well at Drummer's Collective with Kim Plainfield and Kenwood Dennard.

Larry's associations with producers Nile Rodgers, Bernard Edwards and Russ Titelman led to album work with The Vaughan Brothers, Ric Ocasek, David Lee Roth, Lionel Richie, Adam Ant, Grayson Hugh as well as performances with Nile, Howard Hewitt, Miki Howard, Dianne Reeves, Nick Lowe and John Hiatt.

After a tour with the classic rock group Foreigner Larry moved to Los Angeles where he composed and recorded music for jingles, movie soundtracks and television themes, He recorded with Ben Harper, Daniel Lanois, Aaron Neville, Paul Williams, Wil Jennings, Joe Sample, Wild Orchid, Jennifer Paige, Danielle Brisebois, New Radicals, John Taylor, Micheal Sembello, Kelly Willis and Bob Clearmountain. Live performances include Hiram Bullock, Ivan Neville, John Taylor Terroristen's The Baby Steps Tour and in the studios with Marcus Miller, Dean Parks, Lenny Castro and others. Throughout 2000 to 2003 Larry toured extensively with legendary pianist Joe Sample and recorded Joe's critically acclaimed solo effort "The Pecan Tree." He also toured with singer/songwriter Jonatha Brooke and recorded her album "Steady Pull."

Currently, Larry is in Las Vegas performing with Cirque du Soleil in the new production Zumanity at the New York, New York Hotel and Casino. He continues to travel to LA for session work and also records tracks for jingles and other projects via the internet in his home studio.