Adam Johnson


Band to Join, Lead Guitar, Piano, Upright bass.


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

During the 80's, there was a resurgence of Bop Jazz, in which, they newly named it; " Neo Bop Jazz ", that I totally fell in love with, and began my journey as a young drummer, and diving into my old man's 50's Bop Jazz albums, to begin my study with.

I've Spent many years mastering my craft in; The Music Conservatory of Westchester, in White Plains, NY, as well as in my internationally well known drum school at; The Collective School of Music, ( The Drummer's Collective ), in lower Manhattan.

Always in search of a solid Bop Jazz Rhythm Section to continue to swing with; Double Bassists, Pianists and / or Guitarists

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


Philly Joe Jones with Miles' First Great Quintet and Clifford Brown's Memorial Album, Louis Hayes with the Cannonball Adderley combos, and of course the 2 Bop Jazz drumming originators; Max Roach, playing with Charlie Parker, and Kenny Clarke, whom I loved with Miles' Walkin' album, and Roy Hargrove's Quintet, especially the Earfood album.

Instrument experience:



My very minimal, pro-busking 2-Piece Drum Kit, including my Gretsch 14" x 5" Renown Maple Snare Drum, and my 18" x 15" Yamaha Stage Custom Birch Bass Drum. My purposely small Zildjian A Series cymbal set-up, comprised of only; my 12" New-Beat Hi Hat pair, and my 20" Medium Ride