John Nipper


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


However simple or complex, music is an experience and unique to each of us. As a percussionist, much of my focus is to serve the song or situation in the most musical way possible. I work hard to constantly open up new possibilities in my playing. I would like to play with songwriters, jazz musicians, studio projects, experimental music, indie, classical, vocalists, instrumental music, motown, music from all around the world, you know, celtic, indian, african, afro-cuban, and jug bands.

Screen name:
John Nipper
Member since:
Apr 11 2010
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week


Louis Armstrong, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Derek Trucks Band, The Meters, Herbie Hancock, Willie Nelson, Lou Donaldson, Lonnie Smith, We Montgomery, Horace Silver, Charles Mingus, Tortoise, Don Cabellero, Metallica, Smashing Pumpkins, The Red Hot Chilipeppers, Pink Floyd, Cannonball Adderly, Led Zeppelin, Ella Fitzgerald, Uncle Tupelo, Chick Corea, Brian Blade, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Thelonious Monk, Thad Jones, Lightning Hopkins, Johnny Cash, John Scofield, etc.

Instrument experience:

Other Percussion:


Too much to mention, but I have collected an arsenal of sounds for many different playing situations.

In addition to drums, I have a marimba, several different hand drums, lots of shakers, bells, tamborines, whistles, and noisemakers.