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Band to Join, Steel guitar, Bagpipes, Trombone, Vocalist - Alto, Dobro, Fiddle, Mandolin, Banjo, Other, Flute, Harmonica, Background Singer, Piano, Keyboard, Saxophone, Trumpet, Violin, Other Percussion, Drums, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist.

ABOUT

Praised for her virtuoso technique, rich tone, and soulful, imaginative performances, Shaundrin “DRiN” Elliott has established a reputation as one of the leading musicians of her generation. Born and raised in Memphis, TN, she began teaching herself to play the piano at age 13 with no formal musical training or teachers. She began playing for small, country churches around Northern Mississippi during her high school career and in 2004, she auditioned and was accepted into Birmingham Southern College, a prestigious, private liberal arts college well known for their eclectic music program. In 2009, she graduated and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music with a concentration in music composition.

Highlights of DRiN’s music career include serving as pianist for Birmingham Southern College’s jazz band and gospel choir for the majority of her college career; serving as musical director for the historical Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and as lead accompanist for a special esteemed service honoring President Jimmy Carter; and studying with internationally known American composers Dr. Charles Mason and Dr. Dorothy Hindman for 4+ years. DRiN has accompanied a plethora of incredible artists/ musicians such as Sunday Best Winner Amber Bullock & runner up Andrea Helms, Robert Seawright & Mark Letteri of Snarky Puppy, R&B sensations Chantae Cann, Eric Benet, & Marsha Ambrosius and music legends Benard Wright, Frank McComb, Yarbrough & Peoples, Lucky Peterson and many more. DRiN currently serves as keyboardist for Latin American & Billboard award nominee Natalia Jimenez.

From jazz to gospel to pop to rock to reggae to hiphop/r&b, DRiN has covered an astonishing number of musical bases in her illustrious career. Her smooth, unique, and innovative style derives from life experiences & influential musicians such as the legendary Erroll Garner, a master of jazz piano who was also self taught. Her raw passion for music & love for people is the motivating force behind her work ethic. She aspires to continue touring the world while creating timeless, meaningful music that universally inspires people.

Screen name:
DRiN
Member since:
Jan 14 2010
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
13
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Herbie Hancock, Art Tatum, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, The Crusaders, Jill Scott, Chick Corea, Roy Hartgrove, Turtle Island String Quartet, Kirk Franklin, Jazmine Sullivan; Brandy, Roger Boykin, Benard Wright, Lucky Peterson, Hiromi, Erroll Garner, Elvin Jones, Donny Hathaway

EQUIPMENT

*Roland JUPITER 50 Synthesizer
*Roland JUNO Di Synthesizer
*Korg M3 Workstation 88keys
*Korg R3 Synthesizer
*Behringer Ultratone K450FX
*Roland KC-550 180W
*PDP/Pacific 5 piece FS series
*Akai Professional Mini MPC
*Macbook Pro with Retina Display 13.3
*Cubase 7/Logic Pro

MUSIC