MACOMB (WWJ) – Guinness World Record Holder Julian Pavone, “The World’s Youngest Professional Drummer” has received a second patent for his innovative drum gloves.
Julian’s Drum Gloves are form-fitting gloves with interchangeable drumstick tips on the four finger extensions, on the palm side of the glove. The glove allows the percussionist to utilize their hands in creating unique rhythms and sound effects not typically made due to the limitations of a traditional drumstick. Julian was represented by Todd Pleiness, an intellectual property attorney from Royal Oak, Michigan.
He received his first patent for “Abracadabra” Stain Cover-up applicator at age four – making him the “World’s Youngest Inventor.”
In addition to being an inventor and two-time patent holder, Julian is considered a drumming prodigy. He began playing the drums while sitting on his father’s lap at the age of three months. At 15 months-old, he was offered a contract to be a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ drumline making him the youngest member by 16 years.
Then, at 20 months-old, Julian recorded a CD, “Go Baby!”, with legendary bassist Ralphe Armstrong. Trapper Jack, from WDOK 102.1 (Cleveland), broke the story and Julian has been shocking audiences ever since. Since then, he has received worldwide media coverage with more than 40,000 newspaper and magazine articles published about him.
He is currently 7 years-old and plays a 22-piece custom drum set with 17 cymbals. He has full artist endorsements with Vic Firth, Sabian Cymbals, ddrum and Sennheiser Microphones. He also has an endorsement with Ful travel gear, FILA apparel and prefers Remo drum skins.
Julian has performed live on numerous radio stations, television shows and at many concert venues, including the legendary Whisky A Go-Go, the Grammy Museum, House of Blues and Hard Rock Cafe (the youngest ever to perform at these venues). He has also performed for the Detroit Pistons, Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs.
He has received numerous honors and awards, including “Maury’s Most Talented Kid” of 2009, “The 2007 Rock and Roll Lifetime Achievement Award,” and at age 3, was one of “Oprah’s Most Talented Kids.”
Julian also appears in “Sticks and Skins,” a photography book about the world of drumming, which includes legendary drummers like Buddy Rich, Ringo Starr, Neil Peart, and Tommy Lee. Sticks and Skins is now on display at the Smithsonian Institute.
Julian loves sharing his gift with others, especially if he is able to help his community. He was named Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Honorary Goodwill Ambassador for 2009 and also served as The Miracle League of Michigan’s Honorary Goodwill Ambassador for 2009-2010. He is Athlete’s with Disabilities Network (ADN)’s Honorary Global Ambassador and is currently serving as the Macomb-Oakland Regional Center’s Global Ambassador.
Most recently, Julian has partnered with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to help raise awareness for their cause. He is the youngest partner, joining celebrities such as Sir Paul McCartney, Justin Bieber and The Jonas Brothers.
He also attends University Liggett School, a private, college-preparatory day school that is Michigan’s oldest coeducational, independent school.
Get more information about Julian at www.littledrummerbaby.com.