Currently in an established Cleveland East Side band - looking for keyboard player / vocalist. Play list includes long list of "sophisticated classic rock" music - Police, Steely Dan, Dire Straits, Talking Heads, Squeeze, The Cars, Joe Jackson, Toto and others.
I am an experienced 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 very committed 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".
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Mar 18 2009
- Active within 1 week
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 50 to 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
I enjoy classic rock, jazz, blues, R&B, funk, fusion, - pretty much anything with an interesting groove. I have a wide range of influences - everything from Steely Dan, Deep Purple & Jethro Tull to John Coltrane, Miles Davis & Dave Brubeck
- Other Percussion:
I collect and restore vintage drums, so I usually have 15 or more 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.
I also have a very nice practice studio in my home with full PA system and ability to capture and produce 8 track recordings.