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JEREMY STEINKOLER, “A very swinging drummer who’s mastered the art of coordinated independence,” (East Bay Express) has been playing drums professionally for over 25 years. He has crafted a fresh and unmistakable style from an expansive range of influences, from classic New Orleans second-line street beats to Elvin Jones' 'circle of sound,' and is a powerful force driving Mo'Fone with an exciting and unpredictable approach to the drums. His credits as a sideman include performances and recordings with members of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, as well as Dave Ellis, Kirk Joseph, Jenna Mammina, Clarence Bucaro, Guru Garage, Valerie Orth, Christie McCarthy, Kevin Beadles Band, Eda Maxym, Hot Links, Phatlip, and dozens of top musicians around the San Francisco Bay Area. He leads and composes for his own group Mo’Fone, the award-winning saxes-and- drums trio featured at the Monterey, San Francisco and Sonoma Jazz Festivals, and has received radio play across the world. Jeremy has been teaching private drum lessons since 1991, and is the Co-Founder of BandWorks, a school of rock for musicians of all ages and levels based in the Bay Area. He is also the Founder and Director of the East Bay Drum School. He has taught workshops and master classes in Dublin, Ireland; Ann Arbor, MI; and in Northern California for the past sixteen years. He is proud to be endorsed by Vic Firth Drum Sticks, Istanbul Agop Cymbals, Protection Racket cases, and Aquarian Drumheads.


Endorsements: Vic Firth Drumsticks, Aquarian Drumheads, Protection Racket Cases Gear: Yamaha Maple Custom Drums, Aquarian Drumheads, Ludwig & Anchor snare drums, Istanbul Agop cymbals, Pearl bass drum pedals, Vic Firth drumsticks, Protection Racket Cases


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”A very swinging drummer who's mastered the art of coordinated independence.” (East Bay Express)

“Time and again you find your ears drawn to the crisp rhythmic drive he imparts to every groove, from funk and New Orleans R & B to straight-ahead jazz, and to the deft accents he tics out on cymbals and skins.” (SF Bay Guardian)

“Steinkoler's orchestral approach to the trap set is thrilling. He's a whirlwind of activity, filling up empty spaces without sounding busy.” (Contra Costa Times)

“A minimal but mighty romp!” (East bay Express)

“If Mo'Fone doesn't blow your socks off, you're not paying attention.” (

“One of the hottest bands to surface in a long while.” (

“My favorite album of the year by far.” (Contra Costa Times)

“A powerhouse to be reckoned with...In a word, Mo'Fone delivers.” (

“Like a furious detachment of the Tower of Power horns” (

“One of the funkiest jazz albums you'll ever hear” (Carl Abernathy)

“Mo'Fone swings so hard it sounds like an ensemble twice its size” (SF Chronicle)

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Beginner to advanced


Jeremy has been teaching drum lessons since 1991. He is respected as one of the premier teachers in the SF Bay Area, with a reputation for being fun, patient, knowledgeable, and great with kids. He has also taught rock band workshops for over 17 years and brings his coniderable experience working with bands and in bands to bear on his lessons. $80/hour, $40/half- hour, Mon-Fri.

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Please contact me for information about drum clinics and rock band workshops.


Album Surf's Up by Jeremy Steinkoler

Surf's Up

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Album 'Fonology by Jeremy Steinkoler


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Album Sling Shot by Jeremy Steinkoler

Sling Shot

Evander Music



Jeremy Steinkoler
Sling Shot


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