Studio Sessions

I can meet your needs in a session as a drummer or percussionist staying in the pocket with a click and grooving or being creative and avant-garde and bringing some different textures to set the right mood for your music. My strengths are:
Jazz, Blues, R&B, Funk, Soul, Rock, Pop, New Orleans 2nd Line, Brazilian Folklore & MPB, North African Folk & Chaabi, Egyptian Classical, Turkish Art Music, West African Pop & Afro-Beat, Latin American Folklorico & Dance Music.
Current Gear:

  • Masterwork Cymbals 24", 22" rides (2), 20" rides (5), 16" crashes (2), 14" hi-hats
  • Ludwig late 60s green & olive badge 22"x14" bass, 12"x8", 13" x 9", 14"x10" tom and 16"x16" floor tom
  • Ludwig mid 70s Acrolite snare drum 14"x5" snare drum
  • Ludwig 2015 Rocker steel snare drum 14"x5"
  • Sonor Force 3007 Jungle kit 16"x16" bass, 10"x8" tom, 14"x10" floor tom
  • Canopus Maple snare drum 14"x5.5"
  • Yamaha Birch Custom Absolute 14"x5" snare drum
  • Gawharet El Fan doumbek (mylar head)
  • Gawharet El Fan riq (mylar head)
  • Meinl Percussion Turkish style darbuka  5 7/8" & a 7 1/4"
  • Meinl Percussion Doumbek (2)
  • Meinl Percussion Mizhar (2) 18"x4" with a thin calfskin & a mylar true feel head
  • Meinl Percussion 20"x2.5" Tar
  • Meinl Percussion Daf 20" with synthetic head
  • Meinl clay ibo drum (udu)
  • LP Matador congas 11" quinto  and 11 3/4" conga
  • Persian Dayereh 15"x2.5" with a goat skin head
  • Senegalese djembe and tama (talking drum)
  • 2 Pandeiros 10" one carnival style with lugs and a mylar head, one handmade in Rio old Capoeira style
  • RMV tambourim 6" 
  • Hand percussion: assorted shekere, caxixi, guiro, temple and dancing bells, blocks, karkabou, tingsha, sea shells, seed pods, kashaka, Meinl stage (metal) and studio (plastic) shakers etc..


For some examples, you can hear me on these albums:

Brother Ray by Wahh World Fusion Band 

A soon to be released album by Acme Jazz Garage 

Liberation by Wahh World Fusion Band

Conspiracy of Geography by the experimental band PoOg

Ayoub's Improvisation produced by Rick Olson

Dem Keys by Gloria West And The Gents

When We Kiss by Suzanne McCormick 

Also on some soon to be released works by Cynthia Haring's World Nation

If you have any inquiries, please feel free to call me at 1-(803)-318-4064

My setup for recording with Wahh!

My setup for recording with Wahh!

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