John Michelbach

He has 38 years of experience in playing drums and percussion. He is an Alumnus of Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA and has taught privately for over 20 years. He is prolific in a variety of genres, including Pop, Rock, Bebop Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Big Band Jazz, Latin, Blues, Reggae, Classical Symphonic Music, Country and Marching Band/Drum Corps. He has played with many artists and groups, including: Mel Tillis’ McKinley and Beggs, Chris Wormer (lead guitarist of Charlie Daniel’s Band), Steve Rieck (faculty guitarist from Atlanta Institute of Music and Media), Anthony Castellano’s Jazz Trio, The Funky Seeds, Groove, Emerald City, The Absent Tills Blues Group, various pop, rock, blues and jazz ensembles. Received critical acclaim from Abe Laboriel, Jr. (Drummer for Paul McCartney, Sting, Seal, Steve Vai) while at Berklee College of Music as well as the U. S. Air Force Drum Corps at Lackland AFB, Texas. We are honored that he is joining our staff.