Benzel Baltimore, The man that holds the drum throne for George Clinton & Parliament Funk! For those of you who don’t know Benzel, he was born into the musical lifestyle. His father is Bennie “The General” Cowan, master trumpeter, and part of the original Parliment lineup!
Welcome back to Drummers I like, Kevin here with this weeks article on the legendary Benjamin ” Benzel Baltimore ” Cowan! Being born into the funk scene and having a professional musician for a father helped to make Benzel the amazing drummer he is today. Benzel Baltimore started playing at the age of two. He took the right approach learning his craft and honed those skills early on studying with some of the greats like Steve Smith, Dave Weckl, Horacio Hernandez, and Pat Petrillo. He was even mentored by the great Dennis Chambers! Benzel is wise beyond his years and at times has an old school approach that’s rarely seen in younger generations of drummers.
Benzel: Getting with Horacio was a life changing experience. Through meeting him, not only did we become great friends, but I learned the art of 4-way independence.
So that’s about it for our post today! We can’t thank Benzel enough for taking the time to answer our questions and welcome him to our site. We look forward to bringing you more on Benzel Baltimore from the road and home. Make sure to visit his social media sites and let us know what you think of this amazingly talented drummer. Make sure to keep checking back at drummersilike.net for the latest with your favorite drummers. As always let us know who you want to hear from and we’ll do our best to bring you the stories!