Stockton Helbing is one of the most diverse drummers in the world. He is not only a drummer, but a composer, arranger, producer, band leader, educator, music director, author, and entrepreneur. All at the age of 31!
Stockton leads his own band, the Stockton Helbing Quintet , with whom he tours and performs regularly. In September of 2011, Stockton released his third album with this group entitled Battlestions & Escape Plans . The album not only showcases Stockton's robust drumming and creative composing skills, but also his writing skills as it is based on an original short story of his that is included with the album
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[Helbing] lays a solid foundation, spiced with tasty fills.
- Modern Drummer
When the grade is entered, it‘s no Secret that Helbing has passed this latest test with room to spare and continues to show promise as a drummer and leader.
- All About Jazz
He’s still more about taste and dynamics than flash and razzle dazzle.
- Jazziz Magazine
This young man promises to make a mark in the drummer’s world. He has found a way to express his own voice and has made the achievement to be one of the best drummers that visionary “Boss” Maynard Ferguson has ever hired.
- Jazz Review
I thought Helbing might spontaneously decombust right along with the drum set, either that or reveal he's really a robot
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