Gary Jackere


Band to Join.


Versatile Drummer Available; Can move right in & keep your band gigging. Reads & writes charts. Currently freelancing, doing fill-in work. I own and operate a drum teaching school and drum service repair center called the Percussive Arts Center. Website: .PercussiveArtsCenterofSouthJersey & .garyjackere

Plays all kinds of rock ranging from classic rock to alternative and 50's / 60's Rockabilly to surf, British Invasion to classic, Southern Rock, 80's Pop to modern rock, blues, traditional and today's country, funk/R & B/Motown, jazz/swing, including originals and cover band situations.

Always interested in exploring new situations.

Available for local, regional & national touring situations. Able to gig nights and daytime, everyday of month.

Growing up in NYC afforded Gary an incredible opportunity to study with respected drummers and educators and having performed in a multitude of diverse musical situations. Currently located in Cherry Hill, NJ and very close to Philly and to Atlantic City areas.

Performed in the pit band for a local licensed Broadway production of Spamalot (2010) at the Ritz Theater in Oaklyn, NJ.

Performed Summer 2014 with a 50-pc concert band; The Golden Eagle Community Band .goldeneaglecommunityband/Summer 2014.

Contracted for the Rocky Horror Show, March 2015 Brain Spunk Theater Philadephia, PA.

Contact Gary609-841-2967 or email at garyjackere dot net;

For additional info, videos of my playing, audio files go to my website at .garyjackere; .percussiveartscenter. and ./garyjackeredrummer
Email: drumsgaryjackere dot com or garyjackere dot net

Screen name:
Gary Jackere
Member since:
Feb 15 2007
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:
6-7 nights a week


Tastes in music & influences range from blues to all kinds of rock, funk, jazz, progressive/fusion, R & B/Motown, both traditional and today's country, Rockabilly, ragtime to swing to bebop, & new age / orchestral.

Drummer influences: David Garibaldi, Gavin Harrison, Steve Gadd, Mitch Mitchell, Phil Collins, Chris Adler, Vinnie Colaiuta, Cozy Powell, Tony Williams, Russ Kunkel, Jim Keltner, Andy Newmark, Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Lonnie Wilson, Keith Carlock, Chris McHugh, Stanton Moore, Jeff Porcaro, John Bonham, Jim Keltner, Rashid William, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Stewart Copeland, Levon Helm, Charlie Morgan, Nigel Olsson, Chad Smith, Simon Phillips and of course John Bonham.

Instrument experience:



6 Drum kits

(1) 7-pc Premier Resonator (acoustic) kit accompanied by a large array of Paiste cymbals.

Plays double bass pedal.

(2) 5-pc Premier Projector set (acoustic drums)

(3) 4-pc jazz (small sizes bop-kit) Tama set (acoustic drums)

(4) 2-Yamaha Stage Custom 6-pc drum sets (acoustic drums)

(5) Electric (digital) drum kit -Yamaha brand.

(6) Rehearsal space size with PA system /mixer, mains/monitors, a complete set of drum mics.

(7) Assorted hand percussion instruments



Past Events

I will be subbing for the band's regular drummer, Joe SantaMaria, on July 18th 2015. Time: 9pm till 1am.
TimeOut is located at 241 White Horse Pike, Barrington, NJ

Gary performing with 'Heart Fulla Bluz' band at the Raven's Nest blues festival. All day event at the Raven's Nest, 215-536-5369

625 Old Bethlehem Rd, Quakertown, PA 18951

April 7th. We go on at 5:30pm for a one hour set.

I am currently performing in the pit orchestra for the local Broadway production of Spamalot, at the Ritz Theater in Oaklyn, NJ.

Oct. 22 2010 thru Nov. 20 2010