About Hans Schuman, Founder, JazzReach & Metta Quintet
Born in Lansing, Michigan, Hans Schuman began playing drums at the age of 13 while growing up in Tucson, Arizona. After high school, Hans enrolled at Boston's Berklee College of Music. Upon receiving his Bachelor's Degree in Professional Music in 1990, he moved to New York City where he went on to play with colleagues, friends and luminaries Benny Green, Cyrus Chestnut, Eric Reed, Wynton Marsalis, Brad Mehldau, Larry Goldings, Antonio Hart, Christian McBride, Don Braden, Stefon Harris, Mark Turner, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Joshua Redman, among many others.
In 1994, with proceeds from the reluctant sale of an inherited Steinway Grand Piano, Schuman founded JazzReach out of a small home office. With little more than a set of drums, a deep passion and love for this great art form and an inherent desire to share it with young people, I established JazzReach as a means to ensure that new, informed audiences for jazz continued to be cultivated, he says. Jazz music at its best, like all great art, vividly reflects the highest levels of creative expression, and in turn has this unique capacity to uplift and illuminate all that's possible in the realm of artistic and aesthetic self realization.
Schuman is proud to play Zildjian Cymbals, Tama Drums, Vic Firth Sticks, Brushes and Mallets, Evans Drum Heads and use Calzone Cases exclusively.