Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Harmonica, Flute, Dobro, Trombone, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion.


My name is Michael(8473090383) and I have been playing drums for over 37 years and latin percussion for 20. I have won several performance awards including an award for OUTSTANDING RECOGNITION IN JAZZ PERFORMANCE from the Elmhurst College Jazz Festival, a first place award in a drum set competition in high school and I have also received a BA in music education and an MA in jazz performance from Roosevelt University in Chicago. I have played numerous live/studio gigs backing singers/instrumentalists. I have performed with Jackie Alen(Blue Note artist), Randy Brecker(Brecker Brothers) Rachael Cain(vocalist, owner of TRAXX Records), Howard Levy(renowned harmonica player), Ole Riise(guitarist, jazz/rock fusion band Into The Blue), Kraig Kenning(national award winning slide guitarist) and played in Souled Out, a horn funk/soul band from 2002-04.

Look forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you.

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Member since:
Jun 05 2010
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:


Max Roach, Elvin Jones, Shelly Mann, Steve Gadd, David Garribaldi, John Guerin, Curt Cress, Bernard Purdie, Danny Saraphine, Tito Puente, Alex Acunia, et al.

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Other Percussion:
Background Singer:


Yamaha drums, Zildjian cymbals, Latin Percussion(congas's, bongo's and toys).