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John Hadfield


by Rosie G.

July 2, 2023

Jazz drummer/percussionist/composer John Hadfield like most musicians started playing drums at a young age. Born and raised in Missouri, he studied music at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He expanded his musical palette by playing jazz and other genres such as classical, world music, and more.

He has played with such artists as YoYo Ma and his Silk Road Ensemble, Lenny Pickett (formerly of Tower of Power), Ron Blake, and more. His compositions are a kaleidoscope of musical sounds being weaved one into the other. He debuted in 2008 with the album Eye of Gordon and followed it up in 2010 with Displaced an album with experimentation in drum sounds. In 2022 he released his classical album Paris Quartet to critical acclaim.

He just released his latest album Drum of Stories and I love the title track. If you’re a drumhead like me you will truly enjoy this album. Notable songs from the album are “Nogent Le-Rotrou” and “Spells.” He is now on tour through Europe and will finish off with dates here in the States. Support indie-music and musicians, happy listening!

"Drum of Stories"

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