The Indiana State University Speaker Series: Kenny Aronoff

The Indiana State University Speaker Series: Kenny Aronoff

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Tilson Auditorium




(812) 237-3770


Where can you hear the Rolling Stone "Top 100 Greatest Drummer of All Time" speak? Kenny Aronoff will be coming to ISU as part of the University Speaker Series on January 24th, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. in Tilson Auditorium.

Drummer Kenny Aronoff is one of the world’s most influential and in-demand drummers and percussionists. Rolling Stone Magazine named him as one of the “100 Greatest Drummers of All Time” and the readers of Modern Drummer Magazine named him the #1 Pop/Rock Drummer and #1 Studio Drummer. The list of artists he’s worked with on the road and/or in the studio is a who’s who of the music industry’s top talent.

With a style of playing that combines power and finesse, his unique and versatile sound has been instrumental on over 60 GRAMMY-nominated or awarded recordings representing over 300 million records sold, with more than 1,300 that were RIAA certified Gold, Platinum or Diamond. He is the drummer on multiple Billboard #1 Hit Songs, and dozens of Top Ten hits.

Kenny’s winning approach to drumming, teamwork, leadership, and life has given him the ability to sustain a successful career for over four decades. He has an extraordinary gift and ability to manipulate sound using drums, cymbals and a variety of percussion instruments, the combination of which creates a rare and custom accompaniment for each artist for whom he sets the pace – and raises the bar. Known as the Hardest Hitting Man in Show Business, Kenny has created some of the most iconic drum parts in rock history, including perhaps his most famous moment on John Mellencamp’s “Jack and Diane”.

Please contact or (812) 237-3770 for more information.

This event is free to the public.