A Christopher Johnson


Trumpet, Saxophone, Piano, Upright bass.


FREELANCE NEO-BOP JAZZ SESSION DRUMMER Contact me via Cell = 845 901 4072, Set Lists to = [email protected]

In between studio sessions, at least 3 hours a day, I’m listening & playing to plenty Bop Jazz classics. Although I grew up during the Hip Hop and Neo Soul era, and I love and play these 2 genres dearly and well, it doesn’t compare to the strong love I have for hard swinging, and funky Hard Bop Jazz.

After my old man introduced me to his Hard Bop favorites, (Jimmy Smith & Yusef Lateef) as a teen and young adult, I took lessons & read books, in an attempt to learn as much as I could about playing Bop Jazz, now I fully love and totally dedicate my life to mastering it.

Looking forward to continue meeting new artists and bandleaders, so they can share their own Ideas and visions with me, as their potential drummer, here in the great studios of southern Westchester County and Manhattan, to frequently gig & record with.

Screen name:
A Christopher Johnson
Member since:
Feb 04 2015
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:


“Philly Joe” Jones, Ben Riley, Max Roach, Louis Hayes, Roy Brooks

Instrument experience:



14” x 4” PDP by DW Eric Hernandez maple signature snare, for my minimal, Gretsch 3-piece Jazz drum kit.

Zildjian 14” A Series Quick Beat Hi Hat pair, 16” A Custom Fast Crash, and my 20” K Constantinople Medium Ride

Humes & Burg Galaxy Gig Bags, Zildjian Cymbal Backpack.

3 channel Roland KC-80 Keyboard Amp.