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Originally from the Washington D.C. area, Brooklyn-based session drummer Rob Mitzner is renowned for his combination of raw energy, musicianship and sensitivity. Equally at ease laying it down in rock, pop and R&B settings, trading ideas in jazz, or propelling the groove in support of some of New York’s finest artists, one thing Rob brings to every musical setting is an infectious groove.  

This approach has led Rob on an amazing musical journey throughout the world.  He was recently featured on NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers as the guest drummer with the vaunted 8G Band. He has been featured in Downbeat MagazineModern Drummer Magazine, recorded for Billboard Top-10 charting albums, films and Broadway shows, and performed at some of the world's most prestigious venues, including Lincoln Center, The Smithsonian, Caesar's Palace, The Blue Note and Boston Symphony Hall.  He also had the honor of arranging and performing a piece for President Obama and an audience of thousands at the National Harbor Waterfront in Washington D.C., and is a regularly featured artist on the world's preeminent drumming website, Drum Talk TV.  He has also written articles for popular educational site Drumeo, and is a proud endorser of Paiste Cymbals, Remo drumheads, Vic Firth sticks and brushes, Low Boy Custom Beaters and Drumdots dampeners. His Amazon best-selling book DRUMMING IN A BAND: STUFF YOU CAN USE was published by Hudson Music in 2022 and distributed by Hal Leonard. A sequel, "DRUMMING FROM A-Z: MORE STUFF YOU CAN USE will be released worldwide in late 2024.


Rob has had the privilege of performing and recording with artists such as Jerry Bergonzi, Sam Kininger (Soulive), Ronnie Laws, Toni Lynn Washington, MC Frontalot, The Sweet Corner Trio, Andrea Capozzoli, Carolyn Leonhart (Steely Dan), Michael Hill’s Blues Mob, Greg Abate, Bruce Gertz, Oscar Stagnaro (Paquito D’Rivera), Jaime Baum, “America’s Got Talent” winner Rudi Macaggi, Analog Planet, The Josh Nelson Project, Craig Taubman, We Is Shore Dedicated, Abigail Rockwell, Jeff Ramsey, Aurical, Fighter Planes & Praying Mantis, Emily Braden, Anne Steele, Sean Harkness, Phoebe Legere, Colm Reilly, Jann Klose, Leo Genovese, Chip Greene, Anita Aysola, Gordon Bahary, Ella Mae Dixon, Doll Parts and many others.


Rob holds a B.A. in Music and Political Science from Brown University, and was awarded the school’s prestigious William H. Westin Award for Musical Performance. He has had the privilege of studying with several acclaimed teachers, including Boston free-jazz legend Bob Gullotti (The Fringe) and Washington D.C. groovemaster Steve “Freelance” Larrance, formerly of Tina Turner’s band. When he's not performing live, Rob runs C-Room Studio in Brooklyn where he records drum tracks for clients across the globe, teaches private lessons and drinks way too much coffee.

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