Quinn Reesor was introduced to percussion in 1995 by a dear friend. Within a year, he was introduced to traditional drums and rhythms of West Africa and began playing accompaniment for dance classes. In 1997 he was introduced to his long-time teacher, Mamady Keïta from Guinea, West Africa, by Fred Simpson and Mabiba Baegne. Since then Quinn has studied under many great masters, including Famoudou Konate. In 2007 he was invited to tour North Eastern Guinea, West Africa, with a global cast of djembe students, led by Mamady Keïta. Based in Mamady’s home village, Balandugu, the group toured the neighboring villages, performing as well as witnessing all of the local drumming, dancing and more. In 2008 he became a certified teacher for Mamady’s international school of percussion, Tam Tam Mandingue. Quinn has been performing and teaching locally since 2006, as well as in Europe and India.