Rod Youngs


Rod Youngs is a London based musician, composer and educator whose percussive skills personify diversity, authenticity, and distinctiveness. A native of Washington D.C., he was selected to study post-graduate jazz performance at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, under the tutelage of Keith Copeland. Rod’s consummate musicianship has garnered him a wide variety of work from concerts to recording sessions for radio, TV and film. He has recorded and performed with a formidable array of artists including Hugh Masekela, Lee Konitz, John Hendricks, Sia, Gil Scott-Heron, Natalie Cole, Angela Bofil, Phil Perry, Marion Meadows, Mica Paris, Abdullah Ibrahim, Ernest Ranglin, Denys Baptiste, Matthew Herbert, Julian Joseph, Courtney Pine,  Gary Crosby, and the Jazz Jamaica All Stars amongst others.