Excelling, and graduating from their Drum Program with honors in 2011, he has since traveled to many countries performing behind artists such as 2017 Grammy® winning soul legend William Bell, Grammy-nominated R&B songstress Carolyn Malachi, as well as Grammy-nominated Americana artist Shannon McNally. He has also played in various venues on the indie circuit, backing several local artists and community projects. When former Earth, Wind, and Fire guitarist Richard Smith needed a drummer for his Celebrity All-Star party band in 2014, Llavar was called and went on the road for their string of summer shows.
In addition to being a touring and session drummer, he is co-founder and band director of the LA based electronic dance group, Midnight Mystery Club. Llavar’s versatile style of playing adds an element that is essential for success on today’s music scene. His professionalism, creativity and attention to detail all translate to establishing him as the go-to drummer for studio sessions, live performances and tours.
“Do it with passion, or not at all!”