Austin Kurtz


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My name is Austin Kurtz, and I’ve been part of numerous ensembles throughout the years through middle, high school, and college. I did Jazz Band for 7 years, and led Front Ensemble from my sophomore year to the time I graduated High School in 2016. I continued my marching involvement with Chops Inc. in 2016 as a marimba player on their frontline.

I’ve been playing drum set for 11 years, most recently as part of a group formed last summer called Black Cherry Sunset as part of the Minnesota alt-rock music scene, even getting the opportunity to open for The Bad Man in June ‘19. We released two singles in October 2019, and plan on doing an instrumental album down the road.

For now, I want to pursue music as deeply as I can, and tour. My goal has been make music my main career for a long time, and I’d love to continue auditioning to be part of traveling groups. My deepest involvements are in the alternative and hard rock scenes, but my training was largely in blues and jazz styles, so I’d love to pursue either any further.

If you have any questions about my involvements, I’d love to talk about more details. My email is alkdrummer.

Screen name:
Austin Kurtz
Member since:
Jul 20 2018
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:


Bill Ward (Black Sabbath), Sam Loeffler (Chevelle), Arthur Buckner, Lars Ulrich (Metallica), Brandon Barnes (Rise Against) Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe), Steve Adler (Guns N’ Roses), Joey Kramer (Aerosmith).

Instrument experience:

Other Percussion:


5-piece silver Ludwig drum set, Zildjian Quick Beat hi-hat, 2 Sabian Crash Cymbals (AAX X-plosion 15” and AA 16” Raw Bell Crash), 1 Zildjian ZBT 20” Ride, 1 Sabian 8” Splash, 1 Zildjian ZXT 16” Total China, 10” Chopper Cymbal and 1 AAX 10” O-Zone Cymbal.

Pedals are DW-5000s.