I’ll be with Jane Boxall as part of our percussion duo: Snap Drag Drum Duo on June 22nd as part of an experimental music showcase, details link here:: Da-Yin Experimental Music Showcase
I’ll be with Lauren “Elle” Winston on June 29th at Ella Lounge, 9 Avenue A / Houston, as Elle performs her amazing r&b / soul influenced music. 10 pm.
Happy Summer! I’m so excited to post a ton of new artistic goodies for your eyes and ears. Click on my audio page for new music with some amazing musicians I had the pleasure of working with (Luke Schwartz (guitar), Dimitri Moderbacher (bass) and Aaron Schragge (trumpet). On my photo page, you’ll find amazing photos by the wonderful photographer Anna Hovhannessian and on my video page, a rehearsal video with the icQk Octet I had the pleasure of performing with in May. Check it all out and enjoy!
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I’ll be at Somethin’ Else Jazz Club (212 E. 52nd Street, 3rd Floor) with Bobbie Crow’s Octet Jazz / R&B project on Monday, May 20th at 7 pm and with Lauren Winston on June 29th at Ellas Lounge on Avenue A in the East Village, more details TBA!
Noah Demland is an percussionist out of Columbus, Ohio and has an amazing multimedia piece he worked on entitled “Secret Transmissions” from a series entitled “geographies #1″ Check out the link below and explore his website there as well!
As a professional musician who has worked in this industry in various capacities (music journalist, educator, performer) I’m a music fanatic and there isn’t much that I don’t listen to. I make playlists of songs to play along to as well as just to listen to. To work on my hip hop / funk / soul grooves, the playlist below is full of some of my favorites to listen to as well as play along with. Check these out and enjoy:)
Away with Me-Jean Grae
The Hypnotic-The Roots
One Shine-The Roots
Down the Backstreets-Guru
Zen Zen-Break Mechanics
I’ve Heard About-D’Nell
Braid Your Hair-Jazmine Sullivan
Let It Go-Morcheeba
Drink to Get Drunk-Sia
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Kristen Elizabeth from Virago Magazine was nice enough to interview me about drumming, practicing and longevity in the business. Check out the interview here: http://www.viragomag.com/spotlight-on-jessie-nelson-drummer-extraordinaire-brooklynite-music-lover/
I’ll be on the drums / percussion for LaGuardia Performing Arts High Schools’ production of Cabaret May 2nd-5th and also on the drums for Bobbie Crow’s jazz orchestra at Somethin’ Jazz Club on May 20th. Details TBA!