Damien Schmitt
Damien Schmitt

Born in a family of musicians, Damien first learned playing the drums with his father. From the age of 4, he practiced as a musician directly on stage.
His mother being a piano teacher and singer in the family band, he took an early interest in singing and learned to play several instruments.
At 16 years old he produced, directed and released his first album under the name Yossoma. He sings and plays all the instruments on this record.
2001 Damien moved to Paris. This is where he started playing on tour for the most famous French artists.
He also forged a solid reputation in the jazz fusion and played with Dominique Di Piazza, Hadrien Feraud, Sixun.
He is a member of Jean-Luc Ponty’s band since 2007.

Since 2010 he's playing with Alain Caron, Otmaro Ruiz, Georges Duke, Greg Howe and Frank Gambale.
In 2011 he created the educative web site: 'isYOURteacher' :
Damien being also a producer and multi-instrumentalist, he will produce between 2011 and 2018 a large number of discs or DVDs ranging from his personal projects to the artists he produces (see website)
From June 2018 ‘till January 2021, Damien joins the band of the french famous daily television show:’N’oubliez pas les paroles.
He also participates in another famous television musical show: Taratata where he plays with International Artists.

Mapex has always been an easy to tune drum which quickly helped me get the right sound I needed for the music I was playing. In the studio, you have to be able to respond quickly to the request of an artist looking for a particular sound. In addition to the quality of the drums that have proven themselves, the new models: Saturn, Evolution, Black Panther design Lab benefit from new technologies making the drums more versatile. This helps me in any conditions to do my job at his best every day.

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