Josh Dekaney

Independent

Josh Dekaney

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About

Paiste Artist Since
December 1999

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliations
Independent
Mary Fahl

Website
www.joshdekaney.com

Follow Artist

„“I’ve been playing Paiste cymbals since 1999 and there is no other cymbal I’d rather hit. My favorites are the Traditionals, Dark Energy, and Signature.”“

Setup

Josh Dekaney

Cymbals listed from left to right

15" Signature Traditionals Medium Light Hi-Hat (Discontinued)
12" Sound Formula Splash (discontinued)
15" Signature Fast Crash
14" Sound Formula Medium Heavy Hi-Hat (discontinued)
20" Signature Dark Energy Ride Mark II

Josh Dekaney

Cymbals listed from left to right

15" Signature Traditionals Medium Light Hi-Hat (Discontinued)
20" Signature Dark Energy Ride Mark I
20" Signature Dark Energy Dark Dry Ride Mark I (discontinued)

Cymbals listed from left to right

15" Signature Traditionals Medium Light Hi-Hat (Discontinued)
18" Signature Dark Energy Crash Mark I
10" Sound Formula Splash (discontinued)
20" Signature Dark Energy Ride Mark II
15" Signature Fast Crash

Videos & Pics

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Biography

At the crossroads of Texas, Brazil, and central New York percussionist Joshua Dekaney weaves musical traditions with style and community. Whether on stage or in the studio, Dekaney plays multi percussion with a soulful, deft touch and a keen ear for balancing the ensemble. Originally from Houston, Dekaney was a featured headliner of the Batuka! 2010 International Drum Fest in São Paulo. His love for Brazilian music has led him to travel extensively throughout Brazil studying folk and popular music and allowed him to work with artists Vera Figueiredo, Flavio Pimenta, & Tribores. Since becoming an Part Time Professor of Percussion at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York, Dekaney has taught drumset, hand percussion, jazz improvisation, jazz combo, and Samba Laranja: The Syracuse University Brazilian Ensemble which has performed for over 14,000 public school students and been featured four times at Jazz at Lincoln Center. His interest in diverse music has led Dekaney to work with artists Mary Fahl, Peter Cetera, Kaïssa, Jimmy Haslip, and Aretha Franklin. He has also collaborated with modern dance artists Jawole Zollar and Maia Claire Garrison, composers Michael Daugherty & Andy Waggoner, and animator Heath Hanlin. In addition, he has performed with the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, the Lexington Philharmonic, the Binghamton Philharmonic, and the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. Ranging from Americana to Jazz to World Music, Dekaney currently works with many groups in central New York including Mark Doyle’s Guitar Noir, Grupo Pagán, the Intention, Samba Laranja, and singer/songwriters Jeffery Pepper Rodgers and Wendy Ramsay. Dekaney plays Paiste cymbals, Evans drumheads, Vic Firth sticks, and Pearl drums and percussion. www.joshdekaney.com Dekaney is a voting member of both the Academy Recording Arts & Sciences (Grammy’s) and the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (LARAS).

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 20", 21", 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: A fusion of darkness, energy, projection and brilliance. Very wide range, complex, musical mix. Responsive feel, extremely controllable. Woody, silvery, spanky ping over crunchy, thriving wash. Extremely versatile, flexible ride for wide ranging application in modern blended music styles. Mark I: Tends to be a bit quieter, darker and drier. This manifests itself in the overall sound character and in particular in the bell and ping sound.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 20", 21", 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: A fusion of darkness, energy, projection and brilliance. Very wide range, complex, musical mix. Responsive feel, extremely controllable. Woody, silvery, spanky ping over crunchy, thriving wash. Extremely versatile, flexible ride for wide ranging application in modern blended music styles. Mark II: Tends to be a bit livelier and brighter. This manifests itself in the overall sound character and in particular in the bell and ping sound. Mark II also has a bit more volume potential due to its more open character.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Dark, dry, woody. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft, responsive feel. Full, warm, open sound. Loose, soggy chick sound. Perfectly suited for traditional swing patterns, but also well usable for other acoustic styles like Blues, Country, Soul or Gospel.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark body, full frequency spectrum, brilliant highs. Very wide range, complex, pleasing musical mix. Immediate, sensitive response, strong attack, controllable spread, even, layered fade. This crash combines silky, soft qualities with energy and projection for an incredibly versatile application range. Also extremely well suited as suspended cymbals and for mallet rolls.

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