Photo by myb777 photographyJake Brown has been playing drums for 5 years after initially picking up sticks at his local church. He has achieved a lot in those 5 short years, performing alongside some of the biggest names in drumming including Benny Greb, Chad Smith, Steve White and Gavin Harrison.
At the tender age of 14 Jake has performed in some of the most prestigious concert halls in the country, performing percussion and kit solos through his continuing studies at The Royal College of Music. He has performed with the National Youth Jazz Collective. Jake has been commended for his wide technical and dynamic range and use of a vast palette of sounds. Early in his career Jake sought out some of the finest teachers. Jon Broberg, Steve White, Ian Palmer, Karl Brazil, Stanton Moore, Geoff Dugmore, Steve Smith, and Ralph Salmins have all had a hand in nurturing Jakes talent.
“Session superstar in the making” Rhythm Magazine
Jake is working hard to fulfil his ambition of becoming a leading professional drummer. He plays many genres of music including jazz, Latin, pop and rock and performs regularly with the band Fountain of Youth. Look out for Jake performing on a prime time ITV1 show this summer.
In the January 2011 edition of Rhythm magazine Jake was listed him in the top ten drummers to watch out for in 2011. The World’s Greatest Drummer Concert provides the perfect setting for Jake to demonstrate to the drumming community just what a mixture of hard work and talent can achieve.