Youngest Professional Drummer: Julian Pavone sets world record (Video)
MACOMB TOWNSHIP, Mich., USA -- Julian Pavone is just seven and is already a professional drummer since he was 5 years 10 months and 3 days old - setting the new world record for the Youngest Professional Drummer.
Photo: Macomb Township's 7-year-old Julian Pavone now holds the World Record for youngest professional drummer. Photo: AP Photo/John Dawson (enlarge photo)
The previous Guinness world record had been held by Tiger Onitsuka (Japan), who was 9 years 289 days old.
Guinness World Records also recognized the largest drumming lesson: it involved 260 participants and was achieved by Chessington World of Adventures (UK) in Chessington, Surrey, UK.
Julian Pavone is considered a drumming prodigy. He began playing the drums while sitting on his father's lap at the age of three months.
At 15 months-old, he was offered a contract to be a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers' drumline (The United Drumline, founded by William Winfield, III) making him the youngest member by 16 years!
Julian Pavone is currently 7 years-old and plays a 22-piece custom drum set with 17 cymbals. He has full artist endorsements with Vic Firth, Sabian Cymbals, ddrum and Sennheiser Microphones. He also has an endorsement with Ful travel gear and prefers Remo drum skins.
He has appeared on more than 150 television and news shows, including "The Oprah Winfrey Show" (twice), "Good Morning America", "The Maury Show", "Martha Stewart", "Inside Edition", "FOX News Dayside", "Good Company", WGN, MSNBC, Japan's #1 television show, "Amazing Stories" (twice), and on "Seriously Funny Kids", hosted by Heidi Klum.
He has also starred in a television show pilot, "Finding Julian's Band"®, created by Rocky Seprino, and had a documentary about him produced by Korea's Seoul Broadcasting Systems.
He has received numerous honors and awards, including "Maury's Most Talented Kid" of 2009, "The 2007 Rock and Roll Lifetime Achievement Award", and at age 3, was one of "Oprah's Most Talented Kids".
He also appears in "Sticks and Skins", a photography book about the world of drumming, which includes legendary drummers like Buddy Rich, Ringo Starr, Neil Peart, Steve Ferrone, and Tommy Lee.
He invented and received a patent for "Abracadabra"® Stain Cover-up at age 4. His SECOND invention, "Julian's Drum Gloves"™ is patent pending. Additionally, Julian is a young entrepreneur and has his own healthy snack on the market. Julian's Go Bar™ is an all natural fruit bar that provides two whole fruit servings and comes in eight orchard-fresh flavors. It is fat-free, gluten-free, high in fiber and has no added sugars. Julian's Go Bar™ is distributed by Go eRx™ LLC, a marketing company that is currently seeking national distributors.
Julian is currently working on his sophomore CD with Michael J. Powell, a four-time Grammy Award winning producer who has also produced such legends as Aretha Franklin and Anita Baker.