Robert Elchert Robert Elchert

Robert has been playing and recording drums professionally for over 20 years. During this time, he has played with Jubal (Jazz/Fusion), Jupiter Hollow (Rock), The Project (Jazz/Fusion), and Bill Smith (Rock) and several other bands and artists. He also studied with Motown great and jazz legend, Mel Brown and has had lessons with Paul Wertico, Byron “Wookie” Landham, and Jon Fishman.

Having multiple influences and experience in several different types of bands has helped Robert develop a unique sound. Elements of Elvin Jones, Billy Cobham, Art Blakey, and others can be heard in his playing along with influences from Brazilian Samba and West African drumming.

Robert has taught privately and for school-related programs. In 2012, he started Bronzeville Drums, an after-school program that teaches samba drumming to students on the south side of Chicago.

Although offered a small scholarship to Berklee, Robert finished his education at Portland State University where he earned a B.A. in International Studies and a Minor in Jazz Studies. He also holds a M.A. in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago. He continues to work, play, and teach in Chicago.

Gear

DW 6-ply 5pc. Maple Kit with 20" Kick. Bosphorous Crash and Ride Cymbals. Avedis Zildian Crash, Splash, and Hi-Hats. Tama Iron Cobra Hardware. Meinl Repenique, LP Woodblock, LP Cowbell.


Tags

Primary Instrument

Drums

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Credentials/Background

Robert has been teaching privately and in after-school programs for over ten years. His focus has mostly been on providing free lessons to inner city children. The hourly rate for private lessons is $30. Robert's studio is located in the Canaryville neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. He is available on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and on Saturday and Sunday.

Albums

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