Internationally-acclaimed drummer Lil John Roberts presents a lecture and performance, followed by a musical collaboration with the AMPlify Choir. This exclusive opportunity for the AMPlify students to perform alongside a world-class musician is the first installment of the AMPlify Performance & Lecture Series.


About Lil John Roberts

One of the most sought after Jazz and R&B Drummers of his generation, John “Lil John” Roberts has maintained his status in the industry as the ultimate heartbeat. A native of Philadelphia, John quickly became noted as a child prodigy, playing alongside Christian McBride and Joey Defranceso at the age of 16. Collectively, the trio was also a part of the Duke Ellington Orchestra, a project created and directed by Wynton Marsalis, composed of 22 of the country’s best young jazz musicians.

Roberts has performed and recorded with many of the industry’s greats such as Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Prince, Sheila E, Mary J. Blige, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Al Green, BB King, Paula Abdul, Yolanda Adams, Ne-Yo, Brude Parham, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Patti Lebelle, Jaunita Bynum, India.Arie, Queen Latifah, Joss Stone and many more. Roberts is currently the drummer for Janet Jackson’s Unbreakable World Tour. Read more about Lil John Roberts on his website.