2005 DRUMMERS FOR JESUS CELEBRATION ARTISTS
Russ Miller is internationally known as one of the top drummers of today. As a Multi-Platinum recording artist, he has played on multiple Grammy® award winning recordings with combined sales of over 26 million copies. His musical versatility has led him to work with an incredible list of over 50 international artists.
In the world of marching tenors and rudimental drumming, Bill Bachman needs no introduction. He is not only a prolific author, world class performer, clinician and educator, but also an inventor and touring/recording drumset artist. In addition to being an international marching and drumset clinician Bill has toured with Neal Morse's USA based progressive rock band.
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.
There are hundreds young drummers and child prodigies in the world today. But very few of them play with the control and emotional maturity of a seasoned veteran. A humble young man with exceptional talent, Mike has been playing the drums for as long as he can remember. Barely 16 years old, he's already performed at numerous events such as Winter NAMM, Drummer's For Jesus, and has made numerous clinic appearances.
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A multi-faceted performer, composer, educator, and entrepreneur, Mr. Beall sustains balance between the Symphonic, Broadway, Rock, and Marching arenas, as well as being the President of the Percussive Arts Society New York Chapter.
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.
Christian Youth M.B. of Chicago, is where Teddy Campbell's love of music, and learning to play the drums as a child, began. For the past 7 years, drummer Teddy Campbell was seen on American Idol. Campbell is now currently the drummer for the newly formed "Tonight Show" band led by Rickey Minor.
Richie was voted to be one of the top Latin percussionists by his peers in the Modern Drummer Reader's Poll and one of the top Rock percussionists in DRUM! Magazine by its readers this year.
Chris was honored to win 1st place in the 2001 National Drum Competition sponsored by Guitar Center. 2007 was ever exploding for Chris. He was on tour full time with "Chaka Kahn", as well as Rachelle Ferrell. In 2010 Chris appeared with big success at the Modern Drummer Festival and PASIC. Also in 2010, Chris began working with Prince.
Derico began playing drums and percussion at the age of six. A few short years later he played regularly at his grandmother's church. "I was told then that I had a natural talent gift from God." An accomplished educator and clinician has performed and or recorded with artists such as Victor Wooten, Kirk Franklin, Dr. Marvin Sapp, the Extreme Bass Trio and the Derico Watson Group which has appeared with James Brown, Spyro Gyra and Earth, Wind and Fire.
Brazilian born Drummer/Percussionist Julio Figueroa has performed critical roles both Live and in the Studio with some of today’s most popular artists including; Cirque du Soleil, Michael Jackson, Jose Feliciano, Donna Summer, Andrea Bocelli, Baby Face, Patti LaBelle, Katharine McPhee, Enrique Iglesias, Celia Cruz, Alejandro Sans, David Pack, etc.
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 artists such as afro-cuban/jazz bassist, John Benitez, Composer Bassist Adam Nitti, Worship Leader/Pastor Marco Barrientos, Seventh Day Slumber, Jeff Deyo and Natalie Grant, this is just to name a few!
Steve is a graduate of the famed University of North Texas percussion program. He was percussionist at Lakewood Church (Joel Osteen) in Houston, TX for many years. He continues to perform, record and produce in the Houston area.
Steve is an accomplished drummer that has spent most of his drumming career centered around Houston, TX. He was the drummer at Lakewood Church (Joel Osteen) for many years. Steve is an A list recording and performance drummer/percussionist around the Houston area.
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