John Longstreth

Kansas City Native (and now New York City resident), John Longstreth, is currently considered one of the most proficient drummers in the modern Death Metal musical scene. Displaying incredible technique (such as seemingly unattainable blast beats, astonishing speed, control and…

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Ron Thaler

“Explosive drumming and creative risk-taking” (Musician Magazine) “A virtuosity that touches great depths, eliciting that special emotion from his listeners well beyond the mere consideration of his considerable technical wizardry” (New York Times) “Exhaustively innovative and intelligent… big in-your-face drumset…

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Michael Wimberly

Raised in Cleveland, Ohio in the seventies, Michael Wimberly set off for New York in 1982, quickly carving out a niche for himself, not so much in conventional hand percussion circles but in duets, quartets and larger ensembles with unique…

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Adriano Santos

Adriano Santos was born in São Paulo, Brasil in 1966. Part of a new generation of Brazilian drummers, he begun his drum studies at the age of twelve at Zimbo Trio Music School (CLAM) in his hometown. In 1988 he…

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Tobias Ralph

Tobias Ralph was born and raised in New York City. A child prodigy, Tobias began playing the drums at the age of 4 years. His talents were quickly recognized when he became the winner of the first Buddy Rich Memorial…

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Dave Previ

“I was astonished when my 7th grade band director pointed at me and said “solo!” in the middle of a song. It felt amazing to be given the opportunity to do something that was so much fun in front of…

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Frank Katz

A Drummers Collective alumnus, Frank has performed with artists such as James Blood Ulmer, Peter Fluid, and Harvey Swartz. Currently a member of Brand X, his playing on their CD X-Communication has received rave reviews. He has toured the U.S.…

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Jason Gianni

Originally from New Jersey, drummer/Author Jason Gianni is a full time instructor at the prestigious Drummers Collective in New York City as well as an adjunct professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.  He holds a Master of…

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Camille Gainer

Camille has established herself with a rich career poised with artistic ability and versatility. She began playing drums and other instruments at the age of 11 and went on to earn a music scholarship at Long Island university. “I’ve been…

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Ian Froman

Ian is respected for his unique approach to jazz drumming. He holds a Masters Degree from the New England Conservatory and a Bachelors Degree from Berklee College of Music. He has also studied intensively under Elvin Jones. Ian has recorded…

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