Brian Jacobs
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Extremely hard working and reliable drummer for gig's or studio work.
Ability to sub for bands as needed (schedule permitting) and learn a vast amount of songs in a short time. My record so far was 3 hours of music (4 sets) with 11 days notice.
Studio work also welcomed, some of which I have had as little as 24 hours notice (of music being sent to me) before studio time started.

Preferred Styles:
Jazz
New Orleans
Dixieland/Ragtime
Swing
Latin
Funk
Rock
Surf
Ska
Rock-a-billy
R&B
Disco

Education:
Trumpet from elementary to high school.
Classical Percussion Ensemble in college.
Many years of private lessons at SMI.
Latin Ensemble at community college.
Former member of Watsonville Taiko.
Many drum and percussion workshops with master drummers.

Performance Experience:
20+ years playing clubs, festivals, graduations, weddings and private parties.

Screen name:
Brian Jacobs
Member since:
Nov 08 2015
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

To list just a few -
Cab Calloway, Louis Prima, Gene Krupa, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Etta Jones, Etta James, Nina Simon, Charlie Parker.
Squirrel Nut Zippers, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Cherry Poppin Daddies, Royal Crown Review, Imelda May.
Treme Brass Band, Rebirth Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins, Hot 8 Brass Band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Soul Rebels, Shotgun Jazz Band, Tuba Skinny, Trombone Shorty.
Average White Band, Tower of Power, Earth, Wind and Fire, Kool and the Gang, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, The Bee Gee's, The Temptations.
Maceo Parker, James Brown, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, The Meters, Galactic, Papa Grows Funk, Lettuce.
Poncho Sanches, Los Van Van, Mambo Big Band, Tito Puentes, Buena Vista Social Club, Arturo Sandoval.
Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Stray Cats, Jerry Lee Lewis.
Skatalites, Save Ferris, Bob Marley.
Rush, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Black Sabbath, Juddas Priest, The Doors, The Police, UFO, U2, Jimmy Hendrix, Paul Simon, Greatful Dead, Steelie Dan.
Dick Dale, The Shadows, The Rivieras, The Wrecking Crew, The Mermen, The sh*tones.

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Moderate
Other:
Moderate
Flute:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Various acoustic drum set configurations, handpan, congas, bongos, djembe, customized washboards, various hand percussion instruments, various bamboo and wooden flutes.