Jake Burton began drumming formally at the age of 7, although he had a drum kit as early as age three. In college, Jake obtained a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering while studying drums and symphonic percussion with St. Louis Symphony veteran Tom Stubbs. Following college, Jake enrolled in the prestigious Drummer's Collective School of Music in New York City, excelling in the Advanced Performance Program. Jake has taught both privately and at the community college level since 1999. He has done session work for various studios in the greater St. Louis, Seattle, New York City, Spokane, and Nashville Metropolitan areas and has opened up for national touring acts such as:
- Nelly, The Gin Blossoms (with Stoked Mobius)
- Afroman, Presidents of the United States of America (with Civilized Animal)
- Craig Morgan, Air Supply, Zac Brown Band (with John Karl)
- Leon Russell (with Southernaire)
Jake won Guitar Center's Drum Off finals in St. Louis in 2002. Jake Burton has performed live with Kip Winger, Russell Malone, Eddie Daniels, John Stowell, and others. Jake is a member of the American Federation of Musicians (Nashville Local 257) and the Nashville Recording Musicians Association (Nashville RMA). He is available for tours, live gigs, studio recordings, and private lessons.
Yamaha drums, Zildjian, Sabian and Paiste cymbals
Willing to teach
All ages and abilities are welcome. I have been teaching private lessons since 1999.