Photo Credit: Peter Hellberg

Photo Credit: Peter Hellberg

 

Sherrie Maricle

"For musician Sherrie Maricle, her drumset is a real-life metaphor of her career. Just as playing drums requires coordinating four instruments at the same time, Maricle's music spans from jazz to classical to composing to teaching. More than one music reviewer has coined her "the miracle worker of music."               -DRUMMER WORLD


 
 

Camille Gainer Jones

"Deeply rooted and influenced by her East Coast background, percussionist Camille Gainer Jones marches to the beat of her own drum, literally. Surrounded by the influence of artists James Brown, Count Basie, Marcus Miller and others, the drummer’s eclectic sound fuses Soul, Reggae, R&B, Hip Hop, Jazz and Rock."   -GLOSS MAGAZINE

 

 
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hoto Credit: dimnikolov

hoto Credit: dimnikolov

 

Kimberly Thompson

Kimberly Thompson is a 2003 graduate of Manhattan School of Music receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Performance and Composition. She is currently endorsed by Gretsch drums, ZILDJIAN cymbals, and VATER sticks. Teaching and traveling in over 33 countries, Kimberly has experience in many genres of music. She is a three time grammy winner whose versatility and curiosity has landed her on gigs from legendary jazz artists to the center of pop culture. This diverse menu has included Beyonce’, Kenny Barron, Mike Stern, Marian McPartland, Alicia Keys, with television stints from the 8G Band of Late Night with Seth Meyers fame, to The View, MTV, BET, and the Grammy Awards.

 

 

Melena

Melena, born in Havana Cuba, is a master percussionist of traditional Afro Cuban rhythms. Melena studied privately with the Conjunto Folklorico Nacional De Cuba, and this year 2016, Melena returned to her native homeland Cuba to be the first female instrumentalist to record with the legendary Septeto Nacional de Ignacio Pineiro since their founding in 1927. She has also toured, performed, and recorded with Barry White, Stevie Wonder, Macy Gray, Julio Iglesias, Giovanni Hidalgo, Chucho Valdes and Irakere, Chino Nuñez, Chayanne, Poncho Sanchez, Rey De La Paz, and Oscar Hernandez (Musical Director of The Spanish Harlem Orchestra). Melena also conducts Master Percussion Classes nationally and internationally such as: Montreal Drum Festival, Puerto Rico Music Conservatory, USC, UCLA, Cal Arts, Remo Drum Center and more..