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My name is Justin B. and I've been a professional drummer and instructor the last 15 years. I have toured extensively throughout the United States, as well as playing in the UK. I have been a part of many recordings and sessions during that time and have the knowledge to teach about what those experiences are like.
Currently, I am a member of the Street Drum Corps based out of Los Angeles. We have done TV shows including Cartoon Network's Hall Of Game Awards, as well as the opening segment of Kevin Nealon's special comedy show "Whelmed, But Not Overly." which aired on Showtime.
I am drummer that has been playing in some of the top nightclubs throughout California, Las Vegas, Arizona, and Chicago. I have been drumming alongside some very notable DJ's and am providing some of the newest entertainment in that industry.
I am currently endorsed with Pro-Mark drum sticks, Evans Drumheads, Soultone Cymbals, and play Shine Custom Drums.
Piano, Singing, Violin, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion, Songwriting, Trumpet, French Horn
Gaw is a voice artist, music teacher, and arranger local to the Sacramento area, specializing in styles such as Jazz, Pop, R&B, and Classical. She began her music experience with the baritone at age 12, and eventually learned to play the violin, trumpet, French horn, piano, and percussion. She received her B.M. in Jazz Studies and currently working on her Master in Voice Performance at California State University of Sacramento.
Gaw sings locally in various Sacramento venues, such as Shady Lady, JB lounge and Capital Garage. She won multiple Downbeat Awards with vocal jazz ensembles at Sacramento State. She performed with Schola Cantorum under the direction of Dr. Donald Kendrick and performed with world class choir RSVP (Reconciliation Singers Voices of Peace). Gaw played brass with the championship level drum and bugle corps, Mandarins and Blue Devils A.
Gaw is a positive, personable, and enthusiastic teacher. She began teaching music in 2004 at VAPAC (Visual and Performing Arts Charter), and she taught percussion for several years at C.K. McClatchy High School and a season with Folsom High School. She directed C.K. McClatchy High School choir and was the student director for Sac State vocal jazz ensemble Vox 2 for many years.
She is a currently a graduate assistant and the new director of vocal jazz ensembles at Sacramento State. She also teaches privately in Sacramento and Roseville.
Drum, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion, Songwriting
I was introduced to drumming at the age of 11 and quickly developed an unquenchable and indiscriminate thirst for everything music. I've since become a prominent musician both locally and nationally, and have performed and recorded with a list of artists as expansive as the genres they encompass. My instructors have included world renowned educators such as Mike Johnston, Tim Metz, and Bruce Spencer.
I have been featured on music videos appearing on MTV, FUSEtv, and ABC, appeared on KVIE’s Rob on the Road, Sacramento & Co Morning Show, and KCRA 3’s morning news. I have shared some of the largest stages on the west coast with nationally acclaimed artists such as Awolnation, Capital Cities, Middle Class Rut, Kottonmouth Kings, Big & Rich, The Lone Bellow, Molly Hatchet, Oleander, Lindsey Pavao, We The Kings, and more.
I have studied in San Jose State University's Percussion Performance program. I have taught College Marching band for 5 years, High School Drum line for 3 years, and have performed in various bands and ensembles throughout Northern California. Currently I play for an acoustic rock quintet and record for EverTree, a local folk rock group. I place a strong emphasis on practice and technique. Students can expect to gain real-world knowledge in the art of percussion performance.
Bass Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Piano, Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion, Songwriting
Tim S. is a jazz percussionist and music teacher specializing in live performance and studio work. Based in the Sacramento area, Tim plays regularly with the Tim S. Trio, The Pyronauts, and as a freelance jazz musician.
In an educational setting, Tim has had the amazing opportunity to share the stage with such great artists as Donny McCaslin, Wayne Bergeron, Dave Pietro, Rick Shaw, Jim Snidero, Wycliffe Gordon, Nancy King and Joe Gilman. As a member of the Sacramento State Jazz Ensemble, he won several awards including an outstanding musicianship award and a 1st place ranking at the Reno Jazz Festival. This group, along with Tim's group Melopoeia, were invited to perform at the Next Generation Monterey Jazz Festival on 3 separate occasions. Furthermore, his involvement in the Sacramento State Jazz Singers resulted in 3 Downbeat college awards as well as the opportunity in 2009 to be featured on the Epic Records release: "Ben Folds Presents - University A Cappella." From this project, Tim auditioned and was accepted to perform with the Seattle Symphony as a backup singer for Ben Folds in his orchestra tour in 2009.
In the same year, Tim formed the Tim S. Trio for the purpose of expanding and promoting jazz music in Sacramento. The trio has played all over Northern California in a wide variety of settings, ranging from intimate music venues, to restaurants, wineries, festivals, and private parties. In addition, Tim has led the band on tours in the Pacific Northwest and plans to continue to expand in upcoming years. The group seeks to inspire its audiences to explore new avenues of jazz by blending original compositions with arrangements of timeless standards.
Other professional experience includes performing over 300 shows with The Pyronauts, an instrumental surf group based in Auburn, CA. The group has produced 9 of their own albums and has been featured on 3 compilation CDs. Their latest album, Play For Surf, features Tim S. on drumset, percussion, and mandolin. In the summer of 2014, the group will tour in Italy including a stop at the Surfer Joe International Surf Music Festival.
Tim graduated in 2011 from California State University, Sacramento with a Masters of Music Performance and in 2009 with a Bachelors of Music in Jazz Studies from California State University, Sacramento. Tim S's. university training included study with Rick Lotter, Kerry Marsh, Dan Kennedy, Mike McMullen, and Joe Gilman.
Drum, Guitar, Music Performance, Percussion, Songwriting
I love drums. So here's a little history about me, i've been playing drums now for over 15 years and have more than 200 live shows under my belt, my current musical project/metal album is being currently played world wide on over 5 different online and FM radio stations and i have opened for acts such as P.O.D, Lazarus A.D., Death Angel, Brotha Lynch, Outlaw Josie Wales, MXPX, Lag wagon, Filabuster, while playing various different styles which includes: hard rock, classic rock, pop, country, blues, jazz, hip hop, rap all the way to Rock, Metal, Grindcore and Punk rock, as well as one full major studio album recorded by engineers who worked with Greenday, The Killers, Metallica, Bush, Tool, The Who, Tom Petty, Celine Dion and many more. I teach beginner to advanced, less book and more feel, but i do teach how to read drum tab, So hey. I love music and i love to teach music. So if you love drums and wanna learn what it takes to make it happen- I hope to meet you soon! Greg
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