Content by tag "Drums"


Daniel Reyes Llinas

Daniel Reyes Llinas began his Musical career at the age of 10 teaching himself how to play the guitar. Later took formal musical training with guitarist Carlos Castilla. He attended the Classical Guitar Program at Andes University in Bogota, Colombia under Carlos Rocca Lynn & Jaime Arias Obregon.

Over the years has taken private instruction, masterclasses and workshops with Tony Geballe, Carlos Alomar, Leo Brouwer, Eduardo Fernandez, Ricardo Cobo, Manuel Barrueco and Nik Bartsch among others. In 2001 He was selected among the ‘Youngest Performer Series” at Luis Angel Arango Music Hall in Bogotá


Thomas Steffen

A journey into sound - that is the idea of Thomas Steffen. Beside the music market Thomas is moving forward to collect ideas and sounds into a new kind of avantgarde jazz. Just driven by the fun to create and combine sounds and moods. Putting together all the experiences of learning and listening for that trip that will never lead to an end. Independend musician means to be free in any kind.

Ctraltu – main project from Thomas Steffen (Germany),

born 1965,

drummer since the age of 13, (Teacher Michael Rolles, Franz Dumkius, Wolfgang Ekholt)

Masterclasses with Nippi Noya and Mustapha Tettey Addy


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


Matthew Green

Matthew is a musician based in Buckinghamshire, just outside of London, United Kingdom. Having studied classical piano from an early age, Matthew developed a love of jazz, fusion of jazz and also composition during his years at University studying Theology & Music. Currently he is a Primary School Teacher during the day and a busy musician during the evenings and at the weekends, covering a broad range of styles, genres and locations. Anything from jazz performance, big band, wind band, choral music, church music, solo piano, gospel band, rock band, musical theatre and everything in between will fill his week


Antoine Pierre

After a childhood spent on listening to the records of his parents, blowing into a saxophone and banging on washing powder packs, Antoine Pierre started playing the drums at the age of 12. Eager to turn the noises he produced into music, he consulted his elders: a.o. Stéphane Galland, Antonio Sanchez, Bill Stewart, Dan Weiss, Greg Hutchinson,... As he turned 18 in 2010, Antoine Pierre joined the regular band of Belgian guitar legend Philip Catherine which allowed him to tour extensively in various important leading jazz venues and festivals in Europe and abroad such as the Blue Note Jazz Club (Milano, IT), Le Duc des Lombards (Paris, FR), New Morning (Paris, FR), Palais des Beaux-Arts (Brussels, BE), The Grand Theater (Maastricht, NL), De Bimhuis (Amsterdam, NL), Tel Aviv Jazz Festival (Tel Aviv, IL), Bern International Jazz Festival (Bern, CH), Alger Jazz Festival (Algiers, DZ), Django Rheinardt Jazz Festival (Paris, FR) a.o. In 2014, Antoine and bassist Nicolas Thys joined TaxiWars, the brand new band formed by dEUS frontman Tom Barman and saxophonist Robin Verheyen


Aaron Dolman

Aaron Dolman is a drummer born and based in Montreal who is rapidly establishing himself as an exciting voice in the city's music scene as a bandleader, composer and sideman. Having performed with many notable North-American Jazz musicians, including André White, Dan Faulk, Kevin Dean, Jean-Michel Pilc, Mike Rud and Sasha Berliner, as well as members of Canada’s diverse folk music scene, such as Connie Kaldor and Hart-Rouge, he is equally at home performing in contemporary Jazz and experimental musical contexts as he is in Folk, Rock and Pop settings. Aaron is currently involved in a diverse array of musical projects

Ark Noir

"a munich-based collective that defies most typical genre association, Ark Noir blends electricinspired beats with instrumental improvisation to create new sounds derived from a plethora of influences. Not necessarily a “dance band,“ Ark Noir considers its music conducive


Simon Lasky Group

Formed in London in 2015, the 5-piece Simon Lasky Group have released two albums of original compositions on ’33Jazz’ Records and regularly perform at many of the leading jazz venues in the U.K. ‘Close to Ecstasy’ (from the 2018 album release ‘About the Moment’) won the prestigious 2018 BRITISH COMPOSER AWARDS in the ‘Jazz Composition for Small Ensemble’ category and was broadcast on BBC Radio in the U.K and NPR across the U.S. Quasi-symphonic compositions, propulsive grooves, rich harmonies, expressive melodies and ecstatic improvisation are at the heart of performances by The Simon Lasky Group



"Christian Scott meets Chick Corea, mixed with a bit of metal" is how one sound engineer described PreDestined. Drawing influence from music across the spectrum, PreDestined blends it all into a powerful, modern, and progressive sound. From lulling tracks such as Lust, to hard-hitting and fast-paced tunes such as Chronicle and Rising, PreDestined is on the forefront, pushing the envelope of jazz in the modern age. They deliver intense shows, memorable songs, and an experience that will not disappoint. Fresh off the release of their debut album "Rising", PreDestined is currently booking and performing in Ottawa and beyond


 MUSICA JAZZ (IT) Pericopes is a contemporary jazz project initiated in 2007 by pianist Alessandro Sgobbio and saxophonist Emiliano Vernizzi. One would best describe their style as ‘New Jazz’, with roots in the European tradition, Afro-American music, and improvisation, and an affinity for melody and compositional structure. Pericopes has already participated in many important jazz festivals in Europe – the Umbria Jazz Festival (Perugia, Italy), Parma Jazz Frontiere (Parma, Italy), Jazz Pas Grave and Unesco International Jazz Day (Paris, France), BurgJazz (Münster, Germany), presenting their acclaimed double-debut CD The Double Side