J.D. has been drumming since the tender age of 10, around the same time his parents told him he was from Jupiter. His drumming drove his older brothers crazy and provoked several late-night phone cease and desist phone calls from neighbors, but the Jupitarians always appreciated it. He later went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Performance from McGill University where he encountered many other “people” from his homeland and began recording and touring the galaxy with his space-jazz ensembles (they had a #1 hit on Xyloglurben-3!). After graduation he worked as a house drummer on cruise ships and as a session drummer in various recording studios in Toronto until he met Mystic Drumz. He recently relocated to Cancun, Mexico where he does exclusive shows for talking jaguars and sea turtles and performs regularly in many of the finest hotels and resorts in the region for vacationers from all over earth.

For thousands of years...

people have wondered about the mysterious Marshmallow Island. Legend says that it appears rarely but is essential to the world’s supply of marshmallows. 
Then the marshmallow people throw down an all night rave dance party and dance till their feet are sore. During this rambunctious event marshmallows explode out from the island in all directions and cover the ground surrounding the marsh. It’s then and only then that humans can gather the marshmallows of all sizes and bring them home for use at campfires, rice crispy squares, amores, and more.  
The Mallow plant commonly found in and around marshlands and ponds is a direct result of the seeding from these parties and the leftover marshmallows.
This story sparked a passion in Lorne Lampert, founder of Mystic Drumz, to search out and finally gain photographic proof of this auspicious event. Along this adventure Lorne finds and demonstrates unique and eclectic world beat Percussion Instruments and Drumz from around the globe. Follow Lorne, his pet frog Larry, and all his animal buddies as they retell the adventure that leads them there.  

Parents and Teachers

Enjoy the 16 YouTube mini series “The Legend of Marshmallow Island’ with your children and students, we have a lesson plan you can download from our website.