Johnny Rabb is an active live and studio drummer living in Chicago. He stays busy drumming and composing music with partner Clay Parnell in the innovative group BioDiesel.
Johnny has been fortunate enough to develop a series of cymbals with the MEINL cymbal company. His Drumbals and Safari cymbals are part of the Generation X line. He also the founder of his own drumstick company. Johnny has worked with Roland US and Japan Drum and Percussion Division programming drum kits for the Roland TD-12 drumset and the TDW-20 Expansion Board. Johnny continues to design and develop new sounds and innovations for his unique concepts on the drums.
As an author, Johnny continues his passion for education. He released The Official Freehand Technique Book/CD with Hudson Limited. Johnny was also voted #1 Best Educational Author by Modern Drummer’s Readers Poll for his book Jungle Drum ‘N’ Bass for the Acoustic Drum Set.
He has performed with a wide range of artists such as Maynard Ferguson, Alain Caron, Frank Gambale, Larry Tagg, Tanya Tucker, DJ Hype, Hank Williams III, SheDaisy, Deana Carter and Mindy McCready.
He has traveled worldwide conducting clinics and master classes including the Montreal Drumfest, PASIC, Musik Messe, Meinl Drum Festival 2005 & 2008, Drummer Fest (Belgium) and the Ultimate Drummer’s Weekend, to name a few. He has also instructed at world reknown drum camps, including KOSA and RHYTHM (Bavarian Music Academy).
Johnny currently tours and performs with BioDiesel, U.S.S.A., DrumJockeys and Ten Finger Orchestra.
Johnny performs with Roland V-Drums, MEINL cymbals, REMO drumheads, Johnny Rabb Drumsticks, Pro-Logix Practice Pads and AUDIX microphones.