Julian Pavone - Youngest professional drummer holds Guinness World Record

Julian Pavone - Youngest professional drummer holds Guinness World Record

Macomb Township's 7-year-old Julian Pavone now holds the Guinness World Record for youngest professional drummer.

Macomb Township’s drumming prodigy, Julian Pavone, has added Guinness World Record holder to his list of achievements–an already extensive list for a 7-year-old.

As of March 21, 2010, Guinness World Records recognized Pavone as the youngest professional drummer in the world.

At 5 years 10 months and three days old, Pavone took the title from Japan’s 9-year 289-day-old Tiger Onitsuka.

“We’re honored to have such a prestigious source acknowledge all of Julian’s hard work," said Bernadino Pavone, Julian's father.

Pavone found his beat early, when at three-months-old he began playing the drums while sitting on his father’s lap. At 15 months old, he accepted his first contract to join the Cleveland Cavalier’s United Drumline as its youngest member by more than 16 years.  

His first CD came at 20 months old when he recorded “Go Baby!” with bassist Ralphe Armstrong and now at age 7, he is working on his sophomore CD with Michael J. Powell, a four-time Grammy Award winning producer who has also produced such artists as Aretha Franklin and Anita Baker.

When he is not using his 22-piece custom drum set with 17 cymbals to wow audiences around the world, Pavone attends the University Liggett School.

From radio spots, to television appearances, athletic halftime shows and live performances at legendary concert venues such as Whisky A Go-Go, the Grammy Museum, House of Blues and Hard Rock Café, Pavone is no stranger to fame.

While the raw talent is his alone, Pavone relies on numerous instructors to further hone his skill. These instructors include: George Dunn (drums), Dom Famularo (drums), Dennis Sheridan (percussion), William Winfield, III (drums), Francesco Cavallini (vocals, guitar) and staff at the Macomb Music Center (vocals).
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