GayeLynn McKinney's drumming style is electric; transitioning from jazz to latin to rock to funk, she is a woman with many facets. Her signature style of drumming can be seen through her uncanny improvisation, power, speed and an always-present deliberate control. McKinney is a founding member of the Detroit based, Grammy nominated all female jazz group STRAIGHT AHEAD. McKinney is also a talented saxophonist and singer and a member of a musical dynasty, which helps to explain her powerhouse style!
Gayelynn McKinney selected as a self driven, self motivated musician,
to be featured in Jon Brumits radio tour. The tour celberates Meto Detroiters with
unusual get-up-and-go such as Gayelynn McKinney, who fought to become one of
the few female professional jazz drummers. - Michael Hodges, The
Metro Times featured Gayelynn McKinney's first solo self released CD
It's About Time. Part of the legendary musical McKinney clan and a member of
Straight Ahead, drummer-keyboardist McKinney delivers a perfectly pleasant
smooth jazz disc, including covers of Makin' Love in the Rain and Don't Worry
Be Happy. Then there's the curve ball of the wailin' title track
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