Joe Bergamini maintains a diverse career as a drummer, educator, author and publisher. Most well-known for his original progressive rock playing, Joe is the drummer in the bands 4Front and Happy the Man. He also works extensively on Broadway, on shows such as Movin' Out, Jersey Boys, The Lion King, Rock of Ages, In the Heights, and Million Dollar Quartet.
Stephen Bott is a versatile percussionist and teacher. He began his master's degree in percussion performance in 2014, studying at the University of Colorado. He comes to Boulder from Central Michigan University, where he earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree, with honors, and won the Grant G. Skomski Percussion Scholarship. He was featured with a quartet at the 2013 Percussive Arts Society International Conference and performs regularly with orchestras, wind bands, and jazz groups throughout Michigan and Colorado. As the drummer for the alt-rock group Aurorealis, he recorded A Way to Say This Now and played shows around Michigan and spent another summer drumming for North Sky Cinema. Stephen works in the Boulder area as a freelance performer and percussion clinician with K-12 schools. He teaches classical percussion, drumset (all styles), keyboard mallet instruments, marching drum line, and hand drumming. Stephen is happy to teach all ages and abilities. "Stephen is a talented, multi-faceted musician. He is extremely professional and easy to work with. His knowledge about many diverse musical genres including concert percussion, drum lines, world music, jazz, and popular music come together to create a unique, well-rounded individual. It is always a pleasure to work with Stephen." - Kosta G. Kapellas. Stephen endorses Majestic Concert Percussion and Mapex Marching Percussion.
Jake won Guitar Center's Drum Off finals in St. Louis in 2002. Jake Burton has performed live with Kip Winger, Russell Malone, Eddie Daniels, John Stowell and many others. Jake is a member of the American Federation of Musicians (Nashville Local 257), the Nashville Recording Musicians Association (Nashville RMA), the Professional Drum Teachers Guild, the Hudson Music Teacher Integration Program, and the Vic Firth Music Education Team. Jake is the author of the critically acclaimed drumming instructional bookTiming Is Everything: A Systematic Approach to Drum Set Fundamentals. He is available for tours, live gigs, studio recordings, and private lessons.
Jake Burton is endorsed by Vic Firth Drumsticks
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Jim's musical experience have shaped him into a well-rounded and versatile figure in the Indianapolis music scene. His experience as both an accomplished performer and respected educator makes Jim an asset to the music industry. He is experienced in styles ranging from classical percussion to a variety of drum set styles, all the while carving a career path that spans the globe. He has both taught and performed with World Championship ensembles, performed under the conducting of top level conductors, and shared the stage with groups like Cherry Poppin' Daddies. Jim currently serves as Educator Relations Manager for D'Addario and Company while also serving Percussive Arts Society;s Marching Percussion Committee. Jim is also a regular session player for studios around Indianapolis and currently, plays with Indianapolis-based rock trio Voodoo Sunshine as well as Indianapolis -based jazz quartet Gonzo Bop. Jim is a proud endorser of Yamaha Drums and Percussion, Evans Drum Heads, Sabian Cymbals and Promark Drum Sticks.
Artist, producer, composer, teacher
CEO World Rhythm University
In 1997, Bob received certification as a "Master Teaching Artist" by The Connecticut Office of the Arts. In that capacity, Bob presents arts-integration,
interactive drumming sessions in public and private schools for students in grades pre-kindergarten to twelve.
From 2007 to 2010, he sat as chair of the Interactive Drumming Committee of The Percussive Arts Society, the largest percussion organization in the world.
For eighteen years, Bob served as a faculty assistant to Dr. Babatunde Olatunji for his
"Language of the Drums" courses at the Omega Institute. He performed in Olatunji's internationally renowned drumming and dance company "Drums of Passion"
at venues including Lincoln Center, Jorgenson Hall, The Washington Monument,and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Bob's rock & roll, interactive drumming shows are presented at concert halls and major events such as The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, Mark Twain Museum, The Gathering of the Vibes, and the First Night Celebrations of Hartford, Westport, and Worcester. Bob endorses Remo, ProMark, Audix, Traps, and Cooperman.
TAKE A DRUM RIDE WITH BOB. INTERACTIVE DRUMMING HOOT SEPT 10, 2016. The Packing House, Willington, CT. More Info.