Darion began playing drums at the age of 5. He began studying with drummer, Cliff Hackford. He performed in the orchestral, jazz and wind ensembles from elementary school through high school. At the junior high and high school levels he achieved perfect and near perfect scores at the NYSSMA competitions, resulting in his acceptance to perform in the All County and All State Jazz and Orchestral Ensembles of New York State. He then went on to study music at the college level and achieved a bachelor’s degree in Music. Darion has more than 20 years of performance/playing experience. He has spent most of those years performing as a Session Musician both in live and recorded settings with various artists and performing groups and has also performed at the world’s top night clubs with the world’s top DJs. Darion is also one of the pioneer Master NYC Bucket Drummers. His media appearances include: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, FLEET BANK, STEVE HARVEY’S BIG TIME, WB MORNING NEWS, NY1 NEWS, KTLA NEWS and many more.
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