Gary Jackere


Band to Join.


Versatile Drummer Available; Can move right in & keep your band gigging. Reads & writes music charts. Currently freelancing, doing fill-in work. Runs a drum school and drum service center called the Percussive Arts Center. Website: &

Plays all kinds of rock ranging from classic rock to alternative and 50's / 60's Rockabilly to surf, British Invasion to classic, Southern Rock, 80's Pop to modern), blues, traditional and today's country, funk/R & B/Motown, rockabilly, jazz/swing, including originals and cover band situations.

Always interested in exploring new situations.

When situated locally, aside from gigging, I am actively teaching drums.

Available for local, regional & national touring situations. Able to gig nights and daytime, everyday of month.

Growing up in NYC afforded Gary an incredible opportunity to study with respected drummers and educators and having performed in a multitude of diverse musical situations. Currently located in Cherry Hill, NJ and very close to Philly and to Atlantic City areas. Willing to travel. Available for regional, national, & international tours.

Performed in the pit band for a local licensed Broadway production of Spamalot (2010) at the Ritz Theater in Oaklyn, NJ.

Performed Summer 2014 with a 50-pc concert band; The Golden Eagle Community Band 2014.

Contracted for the Rocky Horror Show, March 2015 @ Brain Spunk Theater Philadephia, PA.

Contact Gary@609-841-2967 or email at garyjackere@comcast dot net;

For additional info, videos of my playing, audio files go to my website at;; and
Email: drums@garyjackere dot com or garyjackere@comcast dot net

Screen name:
Gary Jackere
Member since:
Feb 15 2007
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week


Tastes in music & influences range from blues, rock, pop-rock, jazz, funk, progressive/fusion, R & B, Motown, dance, country swing, Rockabilly, traditional country & today's country, ragtime to swing to bebop, & new age / orchestral.

Rock influences range is enormous; anything from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rolling Stones, Green Day, Black Crows, Maroon 5, Match Box 20, Pretenders, Tool, Little Feet, Government Mule, Traffic, Lamp of God, Dave Matthews, Dixie Dreggs, Kansas, Phish, Phil Collins, Jeff Beck, Andy Timmons, Tony MacAlpine, Jimi Hendrix, E. Clapton, Beatles, Gentle Giant, Stones, Gin Blossoms, James Gang, Peter Gabriel, Boomtown Rats, Bryan Adams, Genesis, Journey, Cream, Steve Winwood, and everyone in between. I could go on and on naming groups & artists.

Regarding Country, I prefer cross-over modern country/rock to traditional country, e.g., Rascal Flatts, John Michael Montgomery, Brooks & Dunn, Tobey Keith, Sugarland, Faith Hill, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, and the list goes on and on.

Regarding jazz, blues, & funk influences; Charles Mingus, Joss Stone, Galactic, Weather Report, Herbie Hancock, Cal Tjader, Miles Davis, Sue Foley, Yellow Jackets, Wes Montgomery, Gary Moore, Sue Foley, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Kenny Wayne Sheppard, Tony Levin, Booker T and the MG's, Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder, Mike Mainieri & Steps Ahead, Steve Smith & Vital Information, Johnny Winter, John Mayall, Chick Corea, John Coltrane, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Bruce Hornsby, Thad Jones & Mel Lewis and so many other jazz and blues artists

Drummer influences: Steve Gadd, John Bonham, Mitch Mitchell, Phil Collins, Chris Adler, Vinnie Colaiuta, Cozy Powell, Tony Williams, Elvin Jones, Lonnie Wilson, Keith Carlock, Chris McHugh, Jeff Porcaro, Rashid William & Simon Phillips just to name just a few.

Instrument experience:



5 Drum kits

(1) 7-pc Premier Resonator (acoustic) kit accompanied by a large array of Paiste cymbals. Plays double bass pedal.

(2) 5-pc Premier Projector sets (acoustic drums)

(3) 4-pc jazz (small sizes) Tama set (acoustic drums)

(4) Yamaha 6-pc drum set (acoustic drums)

(5) Electric (digital) drum kit -Yamaha brand.

(6) Rehearsal space size PA system with mixer, mains/monitors, a complete set of drum mics and various rack mount effects and drum triggers.

(7) Assorted hand percussion instruments



Past Events

Gary performing with 'Heart Fulla Bluz' band at the Raven's Nest blues festival. All day event at the Raven's Nest, 215-536-5369

625 Old Bethlehem Rd, Quakertown, PA 18951

April 7th. We go on at 5:30pm for a one hour set.

I am currently performing in the pit orchestra for the local Broadway production of Spamalot, at the Ritz Theater in Oaklyn, NJ.

Oct. 22 2010 thru Nov. 20 2010