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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Rocky Maffit  

Pen Name: None


Born: 1952 in Indianapolis, Indiana

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Maffit lives in Champaign, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Maffit has had a long and varied life in music. He is as a percussionist, composer, singer, songwriter, author, performer, humorist and educator. He has studied with master drummers all over the world and has songwriting has earned him gold and platinum records. Rocky is currently at work on his second book, a memoir.


Chicago Book Award 1999

Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Rhythm & beauty :
ISBN: 0823079775. OCLC Number: 62586841

Billboard Books,. .

Rhythm & beauty :
ISBN: 082308406X. OCLC Number: 41636834

Watson-Guptill Publications,. .

Presents a sample of percussion instruments from around the world; and the accompanying compact disk was produced as a companion CD for the book 'Rhythm & Beauty: The Art of Percussion' which contains songs featuring sounds of the instruments discussed in the book.