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Now Taking Students!

I’m happy to announce that I’m finally able to accept students in my little home studio! I’ve been teaching drums for about 20 or so years, on and off. At one time I had more than 30 students during my stint as the drum instructor for Crossroads Music, a mid-sized music store in Monrovia, Ca. […]

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Mike Bowman Album out Feb. 14!

I recently played on (and designed the album artwork for) Mike Bowman’s first solo record, recorded at Durga Sound in San Diego. The official release will be on Feb. 14th, 2016, but you can hear some choice tracks on the playlist of my homepage, or in the discography section of my website. I’ll keep the […]

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Gergo Borlai is God

If you don’t know this guy, get with it. Gergo and whoever he surrounds himself with require your utmost attention. Technique, musicality, style, creativity….he’s really the guy to watch right now as far as I’m concerned. Shove your Danny Careys up your ass.  

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A Good Cause

  Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to play at the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in San Diego with Danielle LoPresti and the Masses. It was a great show for an important cause, and I’m thankful to all who came out. Thank you!

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Brian Bunker Trio Album Picked Up By Magnatune

In 2008 I did a fusiony record with Brian Bunker and Maurillo Mina, great players who I’ve worked with quite a bit in the past. We recorded it, played the material out a couple times, released the thing digitally and physically and nobody really payed attention. But I think we all expected that, and who […]

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Jason Lindner FTW

Even after about 1,000 listens (like I could even know that number), Jason Lindner’s “Now vs Now” remains one of those albums on my constant rotation. It defines the type of cerebral, time-bending and ballzy jazz fusion that I long to hear. Nearly every track had me questioning the meter, and I still listen and […]

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Kevin Wood’s CD is out!

After over two-and-a-half years in the making, Kevin Wood’s third CD (which I was honored to play on) is finally out. I just received my signed copy today, and it looks and sounds fantastic. Well worth the wait!     The CD will soon be released on iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby. Stay tuned! Big […]

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Meinl’s New Site is Sweeeeeeet

If you’re not a fan of Meinl cymbals, get on the train, will ya? They make some of the most unique, beautiful and affordable cymbals I’ve ever run across. I currently have this dark crash that’s cracked to shit, though is still somewhat usable somehow, as well as some secondary perma-closed dark hats (my apologies […]

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Look For Kevin Wood’s Upcoming CD!

Just wanted to quickly promote Kevin Wood’s upcoming CD, “Out Among The Wolves,” a project that I was very happy to play on. I also played with Kevin at San Diego Indie Fest last month and had a blast! The new CD has been over two years in the making, but will be completely worth […]

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