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BRANDON VANCE-violin, GRETCHEN YANOVER-cello,

ANNA DOAK-bass, Don Dieterich-percussion

Different Drummer is a multi-genre chamber ensemble comprised of violin, cello, double bass and percussion.  The group was founded in 2015 by Anna Doak and Brandon Vance with a mission to explore alternative forms of percussion.   In 2016 they received an Artist Support Program grant from the Jack Straw Foundation to record a self-titled album with tap dancer Mark Mendonca.   Their most recent collaboration with Don Dieterich incorporates a unique array of alternative percussion instruments including a desk, typewriter, telephone, lampshade, trash can, desk bells, stampers and a suitcase kick drum.  This unlikely quartet creates an exhilarating visual and musical show, adding a whimsical element to the chamber/jazz ensemble.   Performance venues have included The Royal Room, Naked City Brewery, Chicken Barn Concert Series, Kenyon Hall, and The Triple Door.  

“Different Drummer proves that minimalism can bite.  The level of musicianship amongst the three is tonally sculpted, their arrangements complex and disciplined, showcasing a ferocious synchronization between the double bass and violin.  Though the group is small in numbers, their size ends up acting as an advantage.  Within each arrangement listeners can hear the unique styles from individual parts, a rarity in a large percent of the music we hear today”

-Connor Creighton, Earshot Jazz Aug 2016

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DIFFERENT DRUMMER with JESSIE SAWYERS

 

DIFFERENT DRUMMER with MARK MENDONCA

 
 
 

For more videos visit Different Drummer on youtube.

 

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Anna Doak   (206)784-6626   thebasschurch@aol.com

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