Featured Performers for Fun Fest 2020

Todd Roach

Todd Roach is a performer living in Vermont, USA. He has studied the world of Middle Eastern, North African and South Indian percussion since 1989. His teachers have included master drummers Vince Delgado and Glen Velez. In addition, he has participated in a variety of workshops and master classes over the years with Jamey Haddad, Trichy Sankaran, Simone Shaheen, Subash Chandran, Mehmet Akatay, David Nelson and Ramesh Shotham.

As a multi-percussionist, Todd has had the opportunity to perform many styles of music with a diverse group of artists. In recent years, he has been appearing with the Paul Winter Consort. He has also performed with Lebanese violinist Georges Lammam, Gospel singer Theresa Thomason, Flamenco musicians Carlos Denia and Tino van der Sman, Jazz pianist Eugene Uman, South Indian vocalist K.S. Resmi, cellist Eugene Friesen and violinist Beth Bahia Cohen. As a frame drummer, Todd is an artist endorser for Cooperman Drums and has performed with many of the great players working around the world today.

Recently, he has collaborated with percussionist Shane Shanahan on a program of original compositions that they presented at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention and at The Center for Advanced Musical Studies at Chosen Vale. He has also worked extensively with percussionist N. Scott Robinson and performed with Glen Velez, Yshai Afterman and David Kuckhermann.