Julian Pavone, "The World’s Youngest Drummer!"

Julian Pavone, "The World's Youngest Drummer!", continues to rock the talk show world. He was recently chosen as one of "Maury's Most Talented Kids 2009" and his performance from the show will air on March 3, 2009. "Maury" delivers more than 3 million viewers per episode and finished the 2007/2008 season as the #2 rated talk show for Adults aged 18-34, behind only "Oprah". It's not déjà vu - this phenom also appeared on Oprah's "The World's Most Talented Kids" show in May 2008.

Julian has already accomplished so much in his young career, that many consider him to be the "Tiger Woods of the Music Industry". He was offered a contract to be a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers' Drumline at age 15 months (the youngest member by 16 years). Then, at 20 months, Julian recorded a CD, "Go Baby!", with legendary bassist Ralphe Armstrong. In addition to "Oprah" and "Maury", he has appeared on more than 100 news and television shows including "Good Morning America", "Martha Stewart", "Inside Edition", "Good Company", "Japan TV", "FOX News Dayside", MSNBC, WGN, and starred in a Korean documentary. He has even starred in a television show pilot, "Finding Julian's Band", created by Rocky Seprino.

He has performed live on numerous radio stations around the world and for many concert venues including the legendary Whisky A Go-Go (the youngest ever to perform at this venue), House of Blues and Hard Rock Cafe. He has performed for the Detroit Pistons, Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs and at the Cleveland Grand Prix. He has inspired a series of children's books, led to the formation of Harmonie Network (a national entertainment and music company), influenced the launch of his own clothing line, invented "Abracadabra" Stain Cover-up, was featured in "Ripley's Believe it or Not, " was honored at the Hard Rock Cleveland with the "The 2007 Rock and Roll Lifetime Achievement Award", received a Special Declaration of Tribute from the State of Michigan and has received worldwide media coverage with more than 7000 newspaper and magazine articles written about him. He even recently unveiled his own signature pasta, "Julian's Mac and Cheese".

Since his return from taping "Maury", he jammed for a BD's Mongolian Grill TV commercial. Fresh Fuel and executive producer, Andre Bond, from 1080 productions, created an atmosphere that inspired Julian to an impromptu performance on the set.

This spring, he'll continue to share his talent with others by giving back to his community. In March, he'll perform at the University of Michigan Charity Dance Marathon and at the Ann Arbor District Library. In April, he'll drum for Jerry's Kids at Motor City Harley-Davidson's 10th Annual MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association) Black-n-Blue Ball. In May, he'll perform at the 6th Annual Stride and Ride for MDA and in June at MDA's Summer Camp.

While Julian is certainly gifted, he is also nurtured and supported by a team of devoted family members, friends and teachers, including Steve Badalament, William Winfield, III, Ron Strnad, Dom Famularo and Jay Ditamo (drums), Dennis Sheridan (percussion), Ralphe Armstrong (bass and theory ), Francesco Cavallini (guitar and vocals), Enzo P. (dance), and University Liggett School (Class of 2022).

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