It all culminates with this. Stix has been named, ten times, one of Playboy and Downbeat magazines’ top three drummers. As a composer, producer, actor, vocalist, songwriter, and recording company executive, Stix Hooper has at least as much, and quite possibly more knowledge about virtually all aspects of music than anybody in the business.
Among his many accomplishments, Stix is a ten time Grammy nominee and relentlessly tireless worker. As the first African-American National Vice Chairman of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the organization behind the Grammy Awards (NARAS) and three term President of the LA Chapter — the largest of all the Chapters — his work with NARAS and the Grammy Awards has been extensive and important to kids and adults all around the world (All About Jazz 2004)