2004 DRUMMERS FOR JESUS CELEBRATION ARTISTS
Sheila E. is an American drummer and percussionist, perhaps best known for her work with Prince, George Duke and Ringo Starr.
As an independent artist and session musician, Sean McCurley has performed and/or recorded with LeAnn Rimes, Paula Abdul, Gary Stewart, George Duke, Kirk Whalum, Jonathan Butler, James Ingram, Jeff Lorber, Jeff Golub, Rick Braun, Marc Antoine, Peter White, Paul Jackson Jr., and Wayman Tisdale.
Recognized as one of the top drummers in the world, Will Kennedy's performances have not only inspired a generation of musicians, but have helped to define the leadingedge of contemporary jazz. Will is a member of the internationally acclaimed group Yellowjackets, recording ten records garnering an amazing fourteen Grammy nominations.
Lou won the 2001 Guitar Center South East Regional Drum-Off, placing him 7th in the nation. Two years later, in 2003, he won the over 18 age division of Modern Drummer’s “Undiscovered Drummer” contest and then toured with legendary trumpeter Maynard Ferguson. Lou has gone on to work with some of the industry’s finest artists, such as afro-cuban/jazz bassist, John Benitez, Composer/Bassist Adam Nitti, German bassist, Martin Engelien, Worship Leader/Pastor Marco Barrientos, Raul Sanchez, Lamar Boschman, Seventh Day Slumber, Jeff Deyo and Natalie Grant, this is just to name a few!
Known for his versatility, creative energy and extensive collection of drum and percussion instruments, Bart has been working as a professional musician for more than 30 years. His diverse background as a drummer and percussionist ranges from live performances and pit-work, to studio sessions recording drum & percussion loops, commercial jingles, demos, soundtracks, music videos and custom albums - both nationally and internationally.
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Vinnie Colaiuta has won a total of 18 'Drummer of the Year' awards from Modern Drummer magazine's annual reader polls. These include 10 awards in the 'Best Overall' category. The publication also cited Colaiuta as being the most important drummer of our time.
Luis Conte’s genius stems from his ability to integrate the powerful rhythms of his native Cuba with the American necessities of American pop music. His career has included numerous Hollywood film scores and mega-successful albums with Madonna, Ray Charles, Phil Collins, Santana and many more.
His sound both in-studio and live has placed him in high demand. As a versatile drummer, playing all styles, he has also worked with Mario Winans, Jessica Simpson, Stevie Wonder, Destiny's Child, Sheila E., and Gerald Albright.
For most musicians, there is a distinct separation between various segments of the entertainment industry. Few other musicians have so successfully bridged the gap between records, motion pictures, live performance and television. Paul has compiled an enviable "track record" in all four areas and has earned his distinction as one of the foremost drummers in the entertainment industry worldwide.
He has played on over 80 Integrity Music projects; Maranatha Praise Band recordings 7 thru 10, & numerous other Christian, Pop, Country, Jazz, & Commercial projects.Carl has worked with such artist as Ron Kenoly, Don Moen, Paul Baloche, Brian Doerkson, Kathryn Scott, Leann Albrecht, Nick Myers, Robin Mark, Lenny LeBlanc, Bob Fitts, Paul Wilbur, Alvin Slaughter, Darrell Evans, Phil Driscoll, Koinonia, Abe Laboriel & Friends, Kim Hill, Paul Overstreet, LeAnn Rimes, Connie Smith, Don Potter, Jason Upton, Tim Hughes and many others.
Terl is the founder of Psalm Drummers based in the UK. Terl Bryant is a drummer and percussionist who works extensively as a session musician, and has contributed to many top flight recordings to much critical acclaim. In his early career he was a member of the influential Christian progressive and Celtic folk-themed band Iona.
Puerto Rico native Jorge Ginorio is an accomplished percussionist, educator, & clinician. He specializes in traditional & contemporary applications of rhythms & instruments from Africa, the Caribbean, & the Americas. His diverse musical backgrounds results in a unique blend of creativity, versatility, and skills that enhance all styles of music.