Drummer Gayelynn McKinney Hosts Master Class at MusicTown Detroit

December 3, 2019
Gayelynn McKinney

Detroit drummer Gayelynn McKinney hosted a Master Class at MusicTown Detroit in partnership with the artist collective D. Cipher on November 23, 2019.

Born and raised in the Motor City, the Grammy-nominated drummer is the daughter of legendary jazz musician, Harold McKinney, and has played with the likes of Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Marcus Belgrave and more. She was awarded a Kresge Arts Fellowship in 2014, and has toured the world and recorded with many notable artists.

During her Master Class, McKinney performed for a group of local musicians and students in the MusicTown Detroit studios, took them through her long and successful career, and held a Q&A afterwards to provide her insight into the music industry.

Gayelynn McKinney Master Class

Watch the video of the Gayelynn McKinney Master Class below, and keep your eye on our website to see how you can attend the next one!