drumman6901
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano, Other.

ABOUT

earned associate degree in music theory and composition; transfer student to University of Maryland majoring in music composition; main instruments: drums/ percussion and piano. performed in community college jazz bands,traditional and fusion;played mallet percussion and timpani in community college symphonic wind ensembles ;played and sang backing vocals in several local rock bands as a drum set player; written several songs including an original arrangement of 'Happy Birthday' for a 17 piece big band, recorded 2 CDs of arranged big band jazz music, both in studio and live; hired as a civilian music contractor for the Naval Academy Drum and Bugle corps as a drum line instructor including arranging original drum line music for various compositions written for the drum corps. I was also hired as a Percussion Director of the Baltimore Ravens Marching Band (from 2013 to 2015).

Screen name:
drumman6901
Member since:
May 17 2005
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

drums: buddy rich, neil peart, terry bozzio, steve smith, phil collins, max roach( i admire and respect every drummer past and present; the list is too big to put here!!!!!)
compositionally:bach,w.a mozart, beethoven, debussy,chopin, ravel, tchikovsky(sp?)stravinsky, copland,holst,john williams, james horner,elmer berenstein, lenny berestein,hans zimmer, stan kenton, duke ellington(again, way too big of a list to name!!!!!)i could go on and name famous singers and songwriters, but in short i have a whole lot of influences!!!

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Moderate
Vocalist:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Intermediate
Piano:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

a 6 piece jet black pearl export and a Yamaha PSR-E423 keyboard. I also use Finale music notation software for writing and arranging.