Wednesday, April 13, 2016

USA: Artist Spotlight - Greg Sundel

Greg Sundel   Greg Sundel began studying drumset and percussion at age 7, by 15 was apprenticing with drumset legend Joe Morello, and by 17 performed with jazz great Joshua Redman. By age 20, he was touring regularly with hip hop group Cosmic Ghetto with Ahmed Best, and had performed/recorded with pop icons Lauryn Hill and Billy Corgan. From there, he moved on to recording theme songs for the Fox News Network, and working with jazz luminaries such as Vic Juris, Greg Murphy, Andy Mckee, Bob Ackerman and Dan Kostelnik. Currently he records and performs with Pam Purvis and the Blue Skies Band, Mickey Freeman, Groove Apparatus, and with his own group which is the house jazz band at the 42nd street Hilton Timesquare, and several other hotels in NYC.
Greg is a well-known author who has written three drum instruction books. All are available world-wide through Blue Truffle Music, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and many other retailers, and are top sellers on Amazon’s charts for music instruction books. Currently he writes for Modern Drummer Magazine, and free-lances for other publications. He is a well-known educator in the New York/New Jersey area, and teaches at the New Jersey School of Percussion in West Orange New Jersey. He endorses Amedia Cymbals, GMS drums and Aquarian Drumheads.