I have experience playing Traditional Jazz, Swing, Traditional Big Band, Bebop, Bossa Nova and Popular Music in General.
I also have experience playing Funk, R&B and Top40. But if at all possible, I prefer to play Jazz Standards, Real Book stuff, Bossa Nova, Swing and Songs from the Great American Songbook, which is what I excel in.
I have exceptional improvisational and musical skills, and usually can walk onto the gig and play.
I do a lot of freelance drumming around the San Diego area; but have also performed out-of town gigs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, etc… I have performed in major hotels & casinos in Las Vegas (The Mirage, Caesar’s Palace, The Hard Rock Hotel, MGM Grand, The Desert Inn and The Freemont Street Experience), and I’ve performed many times in Disneyland and Disney World.
Current and Recents Bands
- Jonathan Karrant
- Donnie Finnell Trio
- Third Coast Jazz
- Flamenco Nova
- George Farres Quintet
- Armand Frigon Trio
In recent years, I’ve mostly performed on a small Jazz drumset. I sometimes use acoustic drums with triggers to an electronic drum module.
14×5 DW black metal snare
8×8 mounted tom
12×10 floor tom
16×16 bass drum (actually a tom tom turned over on its side)
14″ K Custom Hi-Hat cymbals
16″ A Zildjian crash cymbal (very old but sounds excellent)
8″ Sabian splash cymbal
21″ Zildjian K Custom Ride Special Dry ride cymbal
22″ Sabian David Garibaldi Signature ride cymbal
DW Double Bass Drum Pedals