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Actively looking for a full-time, working band.

I am also available for short-term work. I can usually fill in on a moment's notice if I'm not already booked, and can usually learn most set-lists quickly.

I have over 40 years of experience playing all genres including big band jazz, jazz, swing, blues, rock, country, country-rock, fusion, Latin, R&B, soul, and everything in between.

Classically trained with Thomas Stubbs of the St. Louis Symphony, and studied at the University of North Texas where I majored in applied percussion.

I played in and traveled around the St. Louis area for many years with many different bands, orchestras and national headliners, and I was also with the United States Air Force Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps.

Having moved to Colorado, I've been playing in the Denver area and I'm currently the drummer for Still the Same, a Tribute to Bob Seger; Bad Colorado-A Tribute to Bad Company; Sound Bite (Classic Rock, Blues, Funk, Pop); and, regularly sit in with many area bands on a fill-in basis.

Formerly with the Michael Rhodes Band, Crosley Hotshot, Twenty Hands High, Lesster More Band, Crossroads, Canyon Station, Shotgun Lullaby, The Midnight Hour and Renegade. I have also appeared with Aaron Kantor, Michael Brooks and Friends, and Funk It Up.

Non-smoker, no drugs, non-drinker before or during shows, and most importantly, no drama. I take the trade seriously, but have fun doing it. Excellent equipment, excellent meter, and able to play with click and/or backing tracks.

If you're looking to start a BS&T, Chicago, or other big band tribute, please look me up---I would definitely be interested.

Please contact me at donaldkalil at aol dot com.

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Member since:
Sep 21 2015
Active within 1 week
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:


I've had many drumming influences over the years including Buddy Rich, Billy Cobham, Bobby Colomby, Steve Gadd, Terry Bozio, Tony Williams, Louie Bellson, Jo Jones, Joe Morello and Thomas Lang. Most recently, I've become a student and follower of Todd Sucherman of Styx.

I've always been a fan of big bands, horns and jazz/rock/fusion/soul bands including Blood, Sweat and Tears; Chicago; Earth, Wind and Fire; Chick Correa; Don Ellis; Stan Kenton; Woody Herman; Dave Brubeck; John Coltrane; Herbie Mann; Jethro Tull; Billy Chase; Santana; Stanley Clark; George Duke; Duke Ellington; Glenn Miller; Motown (especially the Funk Brothers); as well as Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Bach, Stravinsky, Handel, Tchaikovsky; King (B.B. and Albert); and Zappa.

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DW Collector's Series Timeless Timber; PDP Concept Maple; Vintage Rogers; Roland SPD-30 Octapad; Remo Roto-Toms; Zildjian Cymbals; Shure mics and in-ear monitors; Tama Rhythm Machine; Vic Firth; K&M; DR; SKB