jcollins_jcity
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Upright bass.

ABOUT

Experienced pro-style drummer based in the New York City area with many years of on-stage & studio recording experience. Looking to join or form a band with musicians in the immediate New York City/Jersey City area with similar music experience. Current rehearsal/studio access at the Music Building NYC.

My music career began early in Boston playing with original & cover bands touring throughout New England.

After leaving the East Coast in 2004, I spent 7 years in the Chicago Music scene playing many venues & festivals throughout Chicago-land and the Midwest with the band “Pipe Dream”.

Since relocating to New York City in 2011, I supported Latin/Pop International Singer Melissa Otero During the 2014 Rising Tour (NY, WI, IL & OH) and recorded the track "Return" produced & mixed by 5x Grammy Winner Dave Clauss (Shakira, Maren Morris).

Most recently in 2020, I performed virtually with Melissa Otero at the Live at Heart Festival in Sweden.

Other New York City acts I have been associated with;
“Houston Hall Live” Hip Hop/Pop
"Alchemy" NYC Rock/Pop Cover band
“Slash Jackson” NYC Rock/Pop Cover band
“Melissa Otero” Latin Pop
"Jessica Pomerantz" Solo Artist

Screen name:
jcollins_jcity
Member since:
Jul 11 2011
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Drumming influences:
Taylor Hawkins
Dave Grohl
Chad Smith
John Bonham
Jimmy Chamberlin
Eric Kretz
Carter Beuford
Stewart Copleand
Neil Peart
Questlove
Mark Giuliana

Recording Credits:
Melissa Otero-New York, NY "Return"
7 Locks- Washington, DC "Federal City Product Album”
Pipe Dream- Chicago, IL
Phor- Boston, MA
Obsidian- Boston, MA

Along with the Genres selected in the profile, I am also well versed in Jazz, R&B, Funk, Metal and Hip Hop/Rap.

Venues Played (NYC):
Rockwood Music Hall
The Cutting Room
Arlene’s Grocery
Mercury Lounge
Bitter End
Shrine World Music Harlem
Houston Hall
Red Lion
The Frying Pan
Brooklyn Music Festival-BK

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Equipment:

*Limited edition 4 piece Tama-StarClassic Kit featuring a 26" Kick.

*Premier Royale 5 Piece Kit

*Zildjian Custom A cymbals.
*DW 9000 double Kick pedal with DW and Yamaha Hardware.
*Evans Heads.
*Vic Firth Sticks.
*Westone UM20 In Ear Monitors
*4 Channel Mixer & DI Box for click tracks
*Behringer UMC404HD Audio/Midi Interface

MUSIC