Vocalist, Bass Guitar, Keyboard.


I am a solid drummer who began playing in performing bands in the early 70's. I played in several rock bands in the 70's and 80's, played in the Michigan State University Jazz Band for 4 years and have also played in the Dearborn (MI) Symphony. I am currently in a band playing "sophisticated classic rock" - Police, Steely Dan, Dire Straits, Talking Heads, Squeeze, The Cars, Peter Gabriel, Joe Jackson. We have a really great sound with a superb female vocalist - but might have room for a male vocalist at some point.

I am very commited to my current band, but always interested in meeting new musicians, jamming with good players or filling in as a substitute drummer if the gig is appropriate.

You can contact me at "jappledorn at roadrunner dot com" for more detailed info.

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Member since:
Mar 18 2009
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:


I enjoy classic rock, jazz, R&B, funk, fusion, blues - pretty much anything with an interesting groove. I have a wide range of influences - everything from Steely Dan, Deep Purple & The Who to Miles Davis, Brubeck & Herbie Hancock.


I collect and restore vintage drums, so I usually have 10 or 12 complete kits - most of which date from the 60's and early 70's. I have small 4 piece jazz kits as well as big 6 piece Rock & Roll kits and everything in between. A large collection of cymbals and traps as well.