Modern Drummer Education Team Member Jayson Brinkworth


[MDEdTop]Canadian drummer/educator Jayson Brinkworth teaches private lessons at Music in the House, which he is co-owner, and he runs an interactive percussion program in the Regina public school system. He also conducts clinics and workshops throughout Western Canada. His influences are as diverse as the music he performs and include Jeff Porcaro, Steve Gadd, Bernard Purdie, Billy Ward, Rick Marotta, Buddy Rich, Tony Williams, Elvin Jones, Eddie Bayers, Paul Leim, and Buddy Harman. Jayson’s playing philosophy is the same as his philosophy of life: “Be respectful of the music and people, always give 110%, make the music feel good, and have fun.”

The resume of artists Brinkworth has played and recorded with is a who’s who of the Canadian and North American music scene. Some of these artists include Gil Grand, Thomas Wade, Steve Fox, Jamie Warren, Aaron Lines, Brad Johner, Patricia Conroy, Shaun Verrault (Wide Mouth Mason), Bet.e, Deborah Cox, JD Fortune (INXS), Rick Tippie, Jake Mathews, Diane Chase, Beverly Mahood, Jack Semple, Val Halla, Jess Moskoluke, the Poverty Plainsmen, Erin Haley, Tara Oram, Stephanie Thomson, Melanie Laine, Marny Duncan-Cary, Tera Lee, Duane Steel, Donny Parenteau, Shane Yellowbird, Lisa Brokop, Crystal Shawanda, Aaron Pritchett, and One More Girl.

Jayson also runs the annual Regina Drum Festival and the Stickman Drum Experience camp in Saskatchewan.

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