Adam Johnson
CONTACT

SEEKING

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

ABOUT

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

I began drumming during the resurgence of Bop Jazz in the 80's, and because of my hard work in my well-known; Music Conservatory of Westchester, in White Plains, New York, as well as my internationally well-known drum school; The Collective School of Music. (The Drummer’s Collective), in Lower Manhattan, where I continued mastering all of the Bop Jazz standards, and combining my Funk / Hip-Hop roots ( of the late 70's), with Bop Jazz.

I am always looking forward to swinging with a small acoustic combo of musicians, who are also interested in keeping traditional Bop Jazz & Neo-Bop Jazz alive as well.

Screen name:
Adam Johnson
Member since:
Feb 04 2015
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
11

Influences

Philly Joe Jones with Miles' First Great Quintet, Ben Riley with Monk's Quartet, Louis Hayes with the Cannonball Adderley combos, and 1 of the drummers, that invented Bop Jazz drumming itself (along with Kenny Clarke); Max Roach's work with the Charlie Parker Quintet.

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

My minimal Gretsch 3-Piece Catalina Club Jazz Drum Kit, (18" x 14" Kick, 14" x 5" Snare & my 14" x 14" Floor Tom), 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