Jeff Thal is a professional independent drummer, as well as a songwriter and producer. Born and raised in N.Y.C., he started performing, writing and recording at the age of 10. Taking 8 years of solid lessons from two prolific jazz/fusion players, he got into progressive rock early on, with influences such as Rush,Yes, King Crimson, etc. He played his first club at 16, started teaching at 17, and has been performing ever since. To date, Jeff has appeared twice in both Modern Drummer Magazine and DRUM! Magazines. He currently lives in Tampa, Florida where he teaches, does studio session work, writes and produces music. As a producer, he recently finished the debut CD of A DEEPER DOWN, his own original rock group, which is launching now. He is currently producing female pop artist Jessie LaVoce as well. Additionally, he played drums on guitar monster Gary Schutt's "Road Trip", along with guitar great Neal Schon from JOURNEY! Jeff is available for hire to do recording sessions, and is taking on drum students as well. Quotes:"blazing technique"....says Modern Drummer Magazine. "an endless supply of chops"....says DRUM! Magazine.
Professional Drummer/Instructor Seffner, FL