Laurent Planells

Laurent Planells began drumming in 89 with André Mallau.

At the age of 11 he plays with a Jazz Big-Band and gives concerts all over France. At the same time, he discovers the African and Cuban percussions in a Rock-Reggae Band with many tours and 3 albums. He studies in the Music Conservatories of Toulouse and Montpellier and obtains his Jazz Master’s Degree in 2004.

Between 2003 and 2009, he works as a teacher in several schools in Toulouse and its suburbs, records lots of albums and performs on stage with many different bands covering a wide variety of musical styles such as Jazz, Funk, Rock, Salsa, World, Pop and Folk. At the same time, he writes music and leads his own Jazz Band « Ka-tet ».

In 2009 and 2010 he travels to Africa and especially to Mali where he learns Mandingo music and plays for weddings or festivals with renowned artists such as Cheick Tidiane Seck, Alou Sangare or Alou Sam.

Currently, he teaches the drums in « Music’halle » and plays with French pop artist Joko, Soul Gospel singer Emmanuel Djob from Cameroun and Brazilian singer and accordionist from Bahia Rita Macedo.*


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  • Warming 2 Mar 26, 2013 Warming 2

    Drum Score by Laurent Planells Warming is a technical exercise for the student in the 3rd or 4th grade. You'll find some single strokes and double strokes ...

  • I Shot the Sheriff Nov 23, 2012 I Shot the Sheriff

    Drum Score by Laurent Planells Here is a transcription of the great tune I Shot the Sheriff by Bob Marley and the Wailers as played on ...

  • 4th and second 8th note Table Oct 24, 2012 4th and second 8th note Table

    Drum staff by Laurent Planells Here you'll find all the combination with 4th and second 8th note. You can play it on the snare or bass drum ...