Jay Gavin


Band to Join.


I'm a reliable band mate with a laid-back personality. I do my homework, and expect the same of the players I work with. I have a solid groove, chops and great dynamics.

My drumming is versatile; largely Classic Rock & Jamband experience, sprinkled with Reggae, Funk, Soul, Latin Jazz and other flavors.

I am hungry for gigs, and ready to do the work with the right band! The pandemic blew up my previous gig flow, so I am hoping to find working band ASAP. I also love to record.

Screen name:
Jay Gavin
Member since:
Sep 21 2005
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:


My playing is akin to that of Dennis Chambers (Parliament, Santana, Steely Dan), or Carter Beauford (Dave Matthews Band)... with a dash of Bonham (Zeppelin) and Stanton Moore (Galactic) thrown in for good measure. Which is to say funky, groove-oriented, intricate, powerful and *solid*.

Instrument experience:



Yamaha Recording Custom kit, and Pearl Masters Studio kit. Zildjian A & K Custom cymbals. Full set of Audix Drum Mics as well. (Pro gear, all the way.) I have a PA and jam room at my house, for rehearsals.