Content by tag "drummer"

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Gerald Law II

Gerald is a young talent who is quickly picking up steam in the music community. His grasp of harmony and melody gained from years as a cellist has given him a sense of musicality that became his mark as a drummer. Gerald’s versatile style of drumming paired with his energetic expressions make him a truly unique asset. As a composer and producer, he is just beginning to spread his wings. The mixture of vibrant instrumental moods along with thoughtful lyrics are shaping his path into songwriting.

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Paul Peress

Latin jazz collaborations: Arturo O'Farrill, Jimmy Heath, Jon Faddis, Lew Soloff, Michael Mossman, Gabriela Anders, Candido, David Amram, Claudette Sierra, Edsel Gomez, Oriente Lopez, Ruben Rodriguez, Armando Gola, John Benitez... Adult Contemporary, Jazz Fusion, and Rock-n-Soul collaborations: Chaka Khan, Brenda Russell, Tom Scott, Phil Perry, The B- 52's, Moby, Stephen Bishop, Guy Davis, Regina Belle, Mary Wilson ... Bandmembers have included: Brenda Russell, Phil Perry, Jeff Golub, Tom Scott, Gerald Veasley, Brandon Fields, Michael Paulo, Lew Soloff, Michael Mossman, Mark Whitfield, John Tropea, Russell Ferrante, Mitch Forman, Clifford Carter, Helio Alves, Mo Pleasure, Glenn Alexander, Pat Kelley, Arturo O'Farrill, Edsel Gomez, Dan Siegel, Ruben Rodriguez, Anthony Jackson, Abraham Laboriel, Jimmy Haslip, Lincoln Goines, Will Lee, Mark Egan, Alphonso Johnson... Paul is the son of a prolific poet, and an accomplished classical music conductor

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Alejandro Gamboa

Alejandro is a drummer, native from Cali,Colombia. Raised into a political family he had the opportunity of attending festivals for the development of black communities in Colombian there meet folklore musicians from the coast of the Colombian pacific. Rapidly he found himself fascinated by the instruments, the energy and joy of playing music. He keep asking his parents for a drums and so they asked family friend Leonor Gonzales Mina (Great singer from Colombia) and she kindly gave Alejandro his first musical instrument, a bombo (traditional folklore drum). Leonor also suggested to his family not to inscribe Alejandro in the conservatory, as they started to look for music schools in the city, they found “Academia Musical Preludio” where he started singing lessons and basic sigh reading lessons

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Julian MacDonough

Julian MacDonough is an award winning American jazz musician, studio drummer, and educator based in the Pacific NW. Since 1991, Julian has performed with over 200 musical acts and recorded 150+ albums to date. He is honored to have toured with such notables as Jimmy Heath, Harold Mabern, Joey DeFranscesco, Terell Stafford, Peter Bernstein, Joe Magnarelli, Gary Smulyan, Marcus Printup, Walter Banding Jr., and Dr. Lonnie Smith. A passionate educator, Julian holds over 20 years teaching experience with students of all ages in both private lessons and in leading combo classes. He has guest taught at institutions throughout the Pacific NW, as an adjunct professor at Cornish College of the Arts, Central Washington University, and Western Washington University, with the Roosevelt High School Jazz Band, the Ferndale High School Jazz Band, the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Port Townsend Jazz Festival, and as a guest artist instructor at institutions throughout western Canada and the US

Robert McKeon

Bob is originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was on the road during the late 50's with various groups performing in New York, Pennsylvania and Indiana. While in Grand Rapids, Bob worked holding down the drum chair on a weekly, local TV variety show and formed a quartet with Doug Cook, along with his wife, Margo, as vocalist. Bob and Margo moved to the valley in 2000 and have stayed busy playing with local jazz musicians. Bob gigged with the Treme Brass Band from New Orleans when they were in Phoenix and is currently the drummer with the Sun Lakes Big Band. Bob has worked with world renowned jazz musicians

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Jaelem Bhate

Jaelem Bhate is a conductor, composer, and bandleader from Vancouver, B.C. whose musical diversity has come to define his career. Equally comfortable in the jazz and classical worlds, he has been hailed as one of Canada’s most promising emerging artists. Jaelem obtained his Master of Music degree in Orchestral Conducting in May, 2019 from UBC in Vancouver, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in percussion performance also from UBC. He has maintained parallel studies in composition throughout his time as a student. As a composer, Jaelem has been praised for possessing “a personal and highly effective voice” (Canadian Music Center, 2018) and has written music for a wide array of ensembles and soloists

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Karl Sterling

Born in Ithaca, New York Karl has spent the majority of his life in the Syracuse, NY area. Having grown up in a musical household, it was a natural thing for Karl to take to music and drums, in particular. Both of Karl's parents attended the Ithaca College School of Music. Karl's father Bob Sterling, was a drummer, composer/arranger, and leader of several successful bands in the Central New York area for many years. His mother, Helen majored in vocal studies at Ithaca College and is also a talented pianist. Karl now works as a nuerorehabilitation specialist, educator, and advocate for people with Parkinson's disease. In 2018, karl founded the the Parkinson’s Global Project ® - a 501c3 nonprofit corporation registered in the state of New York and is dedicated to funding Parkinson’s research and supporting Parkinson’s associations around the world

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Jonas Linnemann

Overview Jonas Linnemann has shown to be very versatile in terms of musical styles and genres. As co-leader of the formation StarkLinnemann he recorded three albums Awake (2014), Transcending Chopin Volume 1 (2016) en Transcending Chopin Volume 2&3 (2016). The genre of StarkLinnemann is best described as: Universal Crossover Music. After Jonas Linnemann graduated at the Fontys Conservatory in Tilburg (NLD) in 2005, he continued to develop musically as instrumentalist and composer. He has worked as drummer and percussionist with many renowned Jazz musicians. He is currently residing in Tilburg (NLD) with Jessica and their daughter Adinda

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Jerry Velona

Jerry Velona is a Boston area singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He's played and sung in a number of Boston bands and has written songs which have appeared on HBO, MTV and elsewhere. His voice has been featured in commercials and the theme song for the independent film “Lifestyles of the Poor and Unknown”. Jerry attended Berklee College of Music and has released six albums of original material some of which achieved international airplay and rave reviews. Jerry's original music is expressed in many styles including rock, blues, funk, jazz, and country. His versatile yet distinctive vocals capture the various genres in a way that few others can