JL Claybourne's Profile

About me:JL works as freelance drummer & private instructor in CT & MA. His area of expertise as a “Groove Specialist” is recording great drum tracks & relaying his knowledge through a Masterclass Series entitled “Improve the Groove”. Along with having displayed a signature pocket at over a hundred venues on the East Coast, including dozens of festivals within New England, he’s taught over 400 students. In addition, his self-produced videos have been viewed thousands of times over – on more than 40 websites across the globe. JL’s a Life Member of the Funk Phi Mob Drum Line in North Carolina & a Berklee College of Music Graduate (with a concentration in drum set performance). Mr. Claybourne has served as an adjudicator for the International Association of Jazz Educators (IAJE), Guitar Center’s national “Drum Off” competition. He currently performs with freelance projects & lives in CT with his wife & daughter… Some of his teachers have included: Alan Dawson, Dave Cowan, Steve Wilkes, Larry Finn, John Ramsay, Jackie Santos & Kenwood Dennard.
Member Since:February 4, 2010
Last Login:April 5, 2013
Location:West Hartford, CT
Birthday:June 16
Music means to me:Joy, Peace
Schools:Berklee College Of Music (MA)
Johnson C. Smith University (NC)
Lexington High School (MA)
General Interests:Available for gigs, tours, clinics & lessons. I also offer Programmed tracks via MIDI, ProTools 10 & Roland’s SPD-30 Octapad


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