I specialize in performing contemporary jazz, R&B, Latin, funk, and soul.
I also play pop, rock, alternative, and metal.
I am always looking for new professionals to play with!
Teacher of drums & percussion to people of all ages and playing levels.
I read/write drum charts fluently, and I regularly compose my own sheet music such as transcribing songs/solos and marching band drumline cadences.
All the best!
Price Range: $200 and up
Gig Length: 30 - 360 minutes
What to Expect
I have 3 different drum sets based on the type of performance needed. I have two full kits, a smaller one for jazz/light/trio, and a larger one for rock/alternative/heavy/funk. My third kit is a stand up Latin percussion rig designed to accompany other percussionists or electronic DJs looking for a live percussionist to jam over top of dance music.
I am trained at sight-reading drum music notation sheet music. I am also an expert ad lib player able to adapt quickly and tastefully to music being played even in unpredictable musical situations.
Professional/semi-formal attire is my standard unless otherwise requested.
I started playing drums at the age of 5. I received private lessons from age 8 all the way up until high school. It was here that I was introduced to marching band, symphonic band, and jazz band. In addition, joined other prestigious local ensembles such as All Shore Band in central New Jersey, and played out professionally for the first time at age 14. I continued my craft into college going on to become a founding member of the Monmouth University Jazz Hawks, becoming a freelance writer for Modern Drummer magazine writing product reviews for drum equipment, working as a retail drum associate at Sam Ash music in Edison, NJ, and accepting an internship at Yamaha Corporation for their NAMM 2015 show.
Today, I work occasionally as a wedding DJ live percussionist, and I am a freelance musician. I'm always looking to increase my social network of musicians and deliver the highest quality percussion performance in all musical genres. I look forward to working with some amazing people. Give me call!
Additional Booking Notes
If microphones/amplification is required for a gig, I will need a power source and amplification device to plug into. I will supply microphones for my equipment.
If other requirements are needed please inquire further with me so I can help accommodate.
Supplied sheet music, rehearsed by ear, or non-rehearsed ad lib.
Influences & Inspiration
I grew up playing to Chicago, Earth Wind & Fire, the Beach Boys, various jazz artists, and other various classic rock artists. My drum set playing style/personality/color is a unique blend of Buddy Rich (Big Band), Danny Seraphine (Chicago), John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), and Travis Barker (Blink-182).
I am ideal in jazz, funk, Latin, soul and R&B settings.
Amplifier if mic'ed drums needed
7'x7' footprint of playing area
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