Robert Boone Jr. is an up and coming drummer/percussionist from Augusta, Ga. Believing in giving back to the community, Boone has played in a plethora of venues including local nursing homes, elementary schools, and also more traditional venues such as The James Brown Arena, The Blue Note (Tokyo, Nagoya, and New York), Churchill Grounds, The Velvet Note, The Cobb Energy Centre, The Dr. Bobbie Bailey and Family Performance Center, Spivey Hall, Yoshi’s, Birdland Jazz Club, and a host of major jazz festivals across the United States.
Boone received an undergraduate degree in Music Performance at Kennesaw State University, studying with percussion professor John Lawless and jazz drum set professor Justin Chesarek. He was selected to participate in the 2015 Disneyland All American College Band. As a member of various collegiate ensembles, as well as being an active freelancer, he has collaborated with leading artists such as Eric Reed, Marcus Roberts, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Scotty Barnhart, Trey Wright, Tyrone Jackson, Sam Skelton, Marc Miller, Marcus Lewis, Lester Walker, Rodney Jordan, Bill Peterson, Leon Anderson, Barry Greene, and Ron McCurdy. Boone recently graduated from Florida State University with his Masters Degree in Jazz Studies and is now the current drummer for The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra.