Adam Johnson

FREELANCE NEO BOP JAZZ SESSION DRUMMER Contact me via Cell = 845 901 4072, Set Lists to aj.gretch@gmail.com

I grew up during the 80's, during the resurgence of Bop Jazz, in which they newly called it; “ Neo Bop “. I've Spent many years mastering my craft in; The Music Conservatory of Westchester, in White Plains, NY, as well as in my internationally well known drum school, taking private lessons from many greats, at; The Collective School of Music, ( The Drummer's Collective ), in lower Manhattan.

My goal and focus is, continuing to play in a solid Rhythm Section, playing in NYC Jazz Clubs, small Cafe's, and Coffeehouses, or making good money busking on the street, playing original Hard Bop Jazz numbers, that our small combo creates.

Or, covering all of the wonderful Bebop and Hard Bop Jazz standards that all of us, Bop Jazz aficionado musicians, have mastered in our own unique way, to perform for the many NY Jazz lovers, and enthusiasts, for their listening pleasure.

INFLUENCES

My idol, and favorite drummer, bar none, was Philly Joe Jones's work during Miles's First Great Quintet, Also loved Shadow Wilson's brush technique with Thelonious Monk. Max Roach's work in both, Charlie Parker's Quintet, and Clifford Brown and Max's Quintet. Louis Hayes's work during The Cannonball Adderley combos, and, Montez Coleman's work, in Roy Hargrove's Quintet, during the Earfood album, simply was superb, just to name a few.

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