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I'm always looking for the opportunity to play, and I am available for short or long-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, 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 Renegade, playing country, new-country and country-rock.

Formerly with the Michael Rhodes Band, rmichaelrhodes dot com; Crosley Hotshot, croselyhotshot dot com; Twenty Hands High, twentyhandshigh dot com; Lesster More Band; Crossroads, RockinwithCrossroads dot com; and Canyon Station, canyonstation dot com; Shotgun Lullaby,; and The Midnight Hour.

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 a click if necessary.

If you're looking to start a BS&T or Chicago 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 24 hours
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; 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