Adam Johnson


Band to Join, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard.


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

I grew up during the 80's, during the resurgence of Bebop Jazz, in which they newly called it,; " Neo Bop ", as well as the creation of Hip Hop Music, in which I was drawn to; The Native Tongues; a collective of late 1980s and early 1990s hip-hop artists known for their positive-minded, good-natured Afrocentric lyrics, and for pioneering the use of eclectic sampling and later, jazz-influenced beats.

I've Spent many years mastering my craft in Jazz Conservatory in Westchester County, as well as, in my internationally well - known drum school, that I attended taking private lessons and mastering all of the Bebop Jazz standards, in lower Manhattan.

And despite my focus was totally to Bop Jazz, I also give the most love, to, totally laying down some groovy " Nu-funk " rhythms, to assist both, talented Spoken Word Poets, and / or " Real " Hip Hop M.C.'s perform with my Rhythm Section to either Busk on the street, or in a small Cafe or Coffeehouse.

Screen name:
Adam Johnson
Member since:
Feb 04 2015
Active within 1 week
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's work during Miles' First Great Quintet, Roy Hargrove's work with his side band, RH Factor, as well as his main Quintet, during his Earfood album, plus, Dennis Chambers's work, especially with George Clinton's; Parliament-Funkadelic, are almost like God's to me. Much love to Acid Jazz's; Jamiroquai, & the Brand New Heavies as well.

Of course the Bebop Jazz pioneers that I idolize like; Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, & Charlie Christian. George Clinton with Parliament-Funkadelic, and ALL of James Brown, totally reigns supreme.

Instrument experience:



Gretsch "14 Renown Maple Snare with my Gretsch Catalina Club Jazz 3-Piece Drum Kit ( 18" Kick, 12" High Tom, and "14 Floor Tom ), playing with all Zildjian Cymbals including my, 12" A-Series Special Recording Hi Hat Pair, "20 FX Series Oriental Crash of Doom, and my "20 K Custom Left Side Ride with 3 Rivets, as my main Ride