Adam Johnson


Band to Join, Saxophone, Piano, Upright bass.


FREELANCE NEO-BOP JAZZ SESSION DRUMMER Contact me via Cell = 845 901 4072, Set Lists to = aj.gretch

Since growing up in the latter part of the Funk era, and through the Hip Hop era, in which it's based on. It was over, after listening to the awesome sounds of James Browns' Funk band, " The J.B's ", in the late 70's & early 80's that help birth Hip Hop Music.

Also, growing up during the 80's through the resurgence of Bop Jazz, I began woodshedding almost combining the two genres, when possible. A Bop Jazz swing, with also a Funk / Hip Hop rhythms.

Screen name:
Adam Johnson
Member since:
Feb 04 2015
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:


Ben Riley with Monk's Quartet, whom often played on only a minimal 2-Piece Drum Kit. Philly Joe Jones with Miles' First Great Quintet, whom on, " Milestones ", Philly Joe only used a 3-Piece Drum Kit. And of course, the funkiest of them all; John " Jabo " Starks from James Brown's " J.B.'s ".

Instrument experience:



My minimal, pro-busking, Gretsch 2-Piece Catalina Club Jazz Drum Kit, ( 18" x 14" Kick, 14" x 5" Snare. ). My Zildjian A Series cymbal set-up, comprised of only my 13" New Beat Hi-Hat Pair, and my 19" Armand " Beautiful Baby " Ride with 3 Rivets