In 1975 Pheeroan akLaff made his first music on the New York stages and began a career of performances and recordings with innovative composers. He is a percussionist contributing to four decades of music with an identifiable drumming language.


He is Executive Director of Seed Artists, and curator at Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning. 

“akLaff is the rare drummer who can make his kit speak as a lead instrument, without rattling off tedious rhythmic rhetoric” – Ted Drozdowski