Adam Johnson

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

My absolute first love was during the mid 70's, when I was born, and grew up listening to “ The J.B.'s, “ James Brown's Funk band that eventually birthed, the original Hip Hop music, that we listen to today. Also during the 80's, their was a resurgence of Bop Jazz, in which they newly called it; “ Neo Bop “, that totally took over my world.

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 at; The Collective School of Music, ( The Drummer's Collective ), in lower Manhattan, studying Bop Jazz.

Playing Funk and Hip Hop music, is what is most natural for me to play. However, due to my love, and many years of Bop Jazz training, my goal and focus today is, continuing to play in a solid Rhythm Section either, covering all of the great Bebop and Hard Bop Jazz standards, or, creating original Jazz-Funk and “ Real Hip Hop “ tracks, for all of the awesome Poets and M.C.'s, here, to perform in NYC Jazz Clubs, for all of the Bop Jazz aficionados, or in the studio, for all of the great Hip Hop producers that our wonderful city has to offer.

INFLUENCES

John “Jabo” Starks and Clyde Stubblefield while playing for James Brown's band “ The J.B.'s “. Philly Joe Jones's work during Miles Davis's First Great Quintet. Max Roach's work in both, Charlie Parker's Quintet, and Clifford Brown and Max Roach's Quintet. Montez Coleman's work, in Roy Hargrove's Quintet for the Earfood album. Or Roy's Funky side band, “ The RH Factor “ for the album Hard Groove. KRS-One, A Tribe Called Quest, and The Jungle Brothers.

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