Khalil Hebert


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.


"A Jazz Fusion Technician" with a very relaxed feel. Khalil plays with a mature dynamic approach, usually alloying for a crescendo in the single and double stroke rolls. His ride cymbal patterns have been compared to those of Jack Dejohnette (one of Khalil's biggest influences), with a constant underlining flurry of ghost notes on the snare at most times. His independence is quite remarkable also. Khalil tends to use allot of paradiddle sticking's in the hands that are contradictory to what's being playing in the feet.

Although Khalil is most at home playing many forms of jazz. He is very disciplined when playing a pop/rock/hip hop or R&B gig.

You can email Khalil directly at: melodicmedia, or check him out ://./khalilhebert

Screen name:
Khalil Hebert
Member since:
Dec 28 2005
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed


Jack Dejohnette, Lenny White, Trilok Gurtu, Billy Cobham, Tony Williams, Elvin Jones, Art Blakey, Philly Joe Jones, Billy Hart, Roy Haynes, Al Foster, Dennis Chambers, Ndugu Chancler, Vinnie Colaiuta, Marvin "Smitty" Smith, Max Weinberg, Buddy Rich, Airto Moreira, El Negro, Dom Um Romao, Harvey Mason, James Levy, Mike Clark, Chester Thompson, Steve Jordan, Clyde Stubblefield, Bernard Purdie, Steve Gadd, Steve Smith, Dave Weckel, Mongo Santamaria, Giovanni Hildago and Francisco Aguabella (those are my drumming influences).

Artist who have inspired my playing:

Return to Forever, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Chick Corea, Stanley Clark, Al DiMeola, John McLaughlin, Jan Hammer, Joe Henderson, Charlie Haden, Michael White, Ornette Coleman, Eric Dolphy, John Coltrane, Alice Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, Dizzy & Bird, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan, Curtis Fuller, Charles Lloyed, Kieth Jarrett, James Spaulding, Charles Mingus, Dave Holland, Buster Williams, Eddie Henderson, John Abercrombie, The Head Hunters, Bennie Maupin, Paul Jackson, Weather Report, Jaco Postorius, Joe Zawinul, Yusef Lateef, Lonnie Liston Smith, Azar Lawrence, Flora Purim & Elis Regina.

My musical taste are:

Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Latin Jazz, Afro Cuban, Brazillian, Big Band, Swing, Blues, Blue Grass, Gospel, Funk, Rhythm and Blues, Soul, Hip Hop, Rap, Electronica, Drum-n-Bass, House, Techno, Down Tempo, Dub, Reggae, Dance Hall, West African, Afro Beat, Afro Funk, World Music, Rock, Classical and Orchestral arrangments. (Pretty Much Everything)!


-Drums: 4pc Yamaha Maple Custom (10x12" Rack, 14x14" Floor, 16x18" Bass & 18x22" Bass)

-Snares: (5.5x14" 60's Ludwig maple, 5x14" 20's Ludwig & Ludwig brass, 5x14" 60's Ludwig chrome over steel, 5.5x14" DW nickle over brass)

-Cymbals: (Rides: 20" Zildjian K Custom Dry Light, 20" Zildjian K Custom Dark, 20" UFIP Natural Series. Hi hats: 13" Sabian AAX Fusion Hats, 14" Zildjian Quick Beats. Crash Cymbals: 15" Zildjian A Custom, 17" Zildjian K Custom Dark, 19" Zildjian K Series Dark. Chinas: 12" Sabian AAX Mini Chinese, 16" Zildjian China Low, 19" Zildjian K Series China Boy. Splash Cymbals: 10" Sabain Duo Splash, 10" Wuhan Splash.)

Electronics: Roland TD-6, DDrum Acoustic Triggers (Bass & Snare)