On June 23, 2011, Keith Turner was asked by West L.A. Music to be one of 3 judges at the regional Roland V-Drum competition.  The co-judges last night were:

Nick Smith – who has toured with Stanley Clarke, Stevie Wonder, Queen Latifah, Kenny Garrett, Mike Paulo, Kirk Whalum, George Duke, Roy Ayers, Brandy, KennyLattimore, Donald Byrd, and Diane Reeves.

Ricky Lawson – who has recorded and toured with Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, Steely Dan, Phil Collins, Babyface, The Yellowjackets, Whitney Houston, Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Bette Midler, Russell Ferrante, Toto, Al Jarreau, George Benson, Lionel Richie, George Duke, among others. Lawson, one of the founding members of The Yellowjackets, received a Grammy Award for co-writing their hit song “And You Know That”.

Thanks to West L.A. Music for asking me to be a Judge.  West L.A. Music is the world’s greatest music stores.

Photo:  Nick Smith, Charles (the winner), Keith Turner and Ricky Lawson