Jeremy Steinkoler (Independent)

“A very swinging drummer who’s mastered the art of coordinated independence,” (East Bay Express) Jeremy has been playing drums professionally for over 25 years. He has crafted a fresh and unmistakable style from an expansive range of influences, from classic New Orleans second-line street beats and funk to Elvin Jones' 'circle of sound,' and is an exciting and powerful force driving his award-winning saxes and drums trio, Mo’Fone, which has been featured at the Monterey, San Francisco, and Sonoma Jazz Festivals. His credits as a sideman include performances and recordings with Kirk Joseph (and other members of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band & Preservation Hall Jazz Band), Jenna Mammina, Adam Levy and Lee Alexander (Norah Jones), Dave Ellis (The Other Ones, Charlie Hunter), Guru Garage, Christie McCarthy, Kevin Beadles Band, Hot Links, Eda Maxym, Stephen Kent, Phatlip, and dozens of top musicians around the Bay Area. A renown educator, Jeremy has been teaching private drum lessons since 1991, and is the Co-Founder of BandWorks, a school of rock program based in the Bay Area, serving over 1,200 students each year. He also runs the East Bay Drum School, a hub for private drum instruction in the Bay Area. He has taught workshops and master classes in Dublin, Ireland; Ann Arbor, MI; and in Northern California for the past 20 years, and has published educational articles on vicfirth.com. His forthcoming book, Drum Wisdom, is due out in 2017. "Steinkoler's orchestral approach to the trap set is thrilling. He's a whirlwind of activity, filling up empty spaces without sounding busy." (Contra Costa Times)