|Jeremy Steinkoler is a native New Yorker who's been playing drums professionally since the age of fifteen. In his last 10 years in the Bay Area, he has built a solid reputation among fellow musicians, music lovers, and critics, as a creative drummer and composer who draws from eclectic musical influences. Inspired by the hard driving bebop of Max Roach, the Elvin Jones "circle of sound," the modern phrasings of Jack Dejohnette and Paul Motian, as well as a rich influence of New Orleans second-line playing (from the likes of Earl Palmer and Johnny Vidacovich), funk, R&B, and classic and modern rock, Jeremy speaks with his own unique voice on the drums that is unmistakably fresh and unique.
"A superb new CD. Leader Jeremy Steinkoler is a master trap drummer who applies the art of coordinated independence with aplomb to bop and postbop styles, as well as to New Orleans second-line parade beats... A very swinging drummer who's mastered the art of coordinated independence." - Lee Hildebrand, East Bay Express