”The King of Treme” Shannon Powell (born April 8, 1962) is an American jazz and New Orleans jazz virtuoso drummer. He has toured internationally and played with Ellis Marsalis, Danny Barker, Willie Metcalf Jr., Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis & the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Diana Krall, Earl King, Dr. John, Marcus Roberts, John Scofield, Jason Marsalis, Leroy Jones, Nicholas Payton, and Donald Harrison Jr.
Powell toured and recorded with fellow New Orleans native, Harry Connick Jr. for six years. Together they released two multi-platinum albums, ‘’When Harry Met Sally’’ and “We Are in Love”.
The traditional drum kit consists of a mix of drums (classified as membranophones, Hornbostel-Sachs high-level classification 2) and idiophones (Hornbostel-Sachs…