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It is hard to find another drummer whom is as diverse as Stockton
Helbing. But Stockton is not only a drummer, but also a composer,
arranger, producer, band leader, educator, music director, author, and
Stockton maintains a busy schedule of performing, recording, and
teaching around North America. He is a frequent guest artist at
colleges and high schools largely due to his hefty resume of past
performances. Most recently Stockton can be heard on tour playing
drums for American music icon and trumpet player extraordinaire Doc
Stockton has released five albums to date: Lodestar, For Nothing is
Secret, Battlestations & Escape Plans, Crazy Aquarius and, his most
recent Handprints. Each album showcases not only Stockton’s drumming
abilities, but his composing, arranging, and producing skills as well.
Stockton has performed and recorded with a large range of artists
including Maynard Ferguson, Erika Badu, David Braid, Chip McNeill,
Jennifer Holiday, The Dallas Wind Symphony, The Metropolitan Winds,
Steve Wiest, Darden Purcell, Clay Jenkins, Phil Woods, Denis DiBlasio,
Randy Brecker, The Imperial Brass, Kris Berg and the Metroplexity Big
Band, Paul Tynan, and many more.
Stockton currently serves as Jazz Artist in Residence at Oklahoma
State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma and Music Director at Grace
Fellowship Church in Paradise, Texas. Stockton also owns and operates
Armored Records, an independent record label that focuses on releases
by up and coming jazz artists.
Stockton lives in Dallas, TX, with his wife Denise, John their son,
Jack the dog, and Aquarius the turtle.
For more information please visit www.StocktonHelbing.com.