TJ Troy – Making It as a Grammy Award Winning Percussionist
Grammy Award-winning artist T.J. Troy combines an eclectic knowledge of percussion from around the world with his innate musicality to create a powerful voice in the world of contemporary percussion. He has performed at some of the most prestigious music festivals worldwide, including South by Southwest (SXSW), National Folk Festival (Greensboro, NC), and the Arab Music Conference (Egypt). He has appeared with such artists as Pete Townshend, Billy Idol, Ustad Aashish Khan, Mamak Khadem, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Sahba Motallebi, Emil Richards, and Cirque du Soleil.
As composer and producer, T.J.’s ensemble Run Downhill combines worlds of music, graphic novels, and live performance, releasing 5 albums of music, 4 comic books, and hours of multi-media video. His revolutionary multi-media album/comic book, SPURS #1, was selected for competition at the 2015 Seattle Transmedia and Independent Film Festival (STIFF). His voice and bass marimba performance on PARTCH Ensemble’s “Plectra and Percussion Dances” contributed to the group’s 2014 Grammy for Best Classical Compendium, and in 2018, T.J. became the group’s President.