Jake Burton

Nashville, TN

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Jake Burton began drumming "formally" at the age of 7, although he had a drum kit as early as age three.  In college, Jake obtained a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering while studying drums and symphonic percussion with St. Louis Symphony veteran Tom Stubbs. Following college, Jake enrolled in the prestigious Drummer's Collective School of Music in New York City, excelling in the Advanced Performance Program. Jake has taught both privately and at the community college level since 1999.  He has done session work for various studios in the greater St. Louis, Seattle, New York City, Spokane, and Nashville Metropolitan areas and has opened up for national touring acts such as:

 

- Nelly, The Gin Blossoms, Afroman, Presidents of the United States of America, Craig Morgan, Air Supply, Zac Brown Band, Ricochet, Leon Russell, Luke Bryan, Alan Jackson and more!

 

Jake won Guitar Center's Drum Off finals in St. Louis in 2002 and has performed live with Jon Pardi, Kip Winger, Russell Malone, Eddie Daniels, John Stowell, Bryan Davis, and many others. Jake is a member of the American Federation of Musicians (Nashville Local 257), the Nashville Recording Musicians Association (Nashville RMA), the Professional Drum Teachers Guild, the Hudson Music Teacher Integration Program, and the Vic Firth Music Education Team.  Jake is the author of the critically acclaimed drumming instructional book Timing Is Everything: A Systematic Approach to Drum Set Fundamentals.  He is available for tours, live gigs, studio recordings, and private lessons. Jake is currently playing drums for Amanda Daughtry on a weekly basis in Nashville. 

Wednesday: 10:45p Stage Rooftop

Friday: AJ's 6:45p

Saturday: Legends 6:45p

Sunday: Legends 6:45p

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Jake Burton proudly endorses Vic Firth drum sticks and Zildjian cymbals.

 

Audio

All tracks feature Jake Burton playing drums

You Smell Brand New - Toby Crook
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Sing To The King - Andre Robinson
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Roscoe's BBQ - Southernaire
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Whose Arms - Dimitri
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Pimp Music - Civilized Animal
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Jersey - Minihorsecow
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Strong Enough - Sheryl Crow Drum Cover
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Monte Cristo - Jake Burton (Live)
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Funky Fusion - Jake Burton
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Stolen Moments - Jake Burton (Live)
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Llevare - Dimitri
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Fate Finds You - The Hills TV Show Soundtrack
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Sleepless - The Hills TV Show Soundtrack
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Lavender Dress - Jacob Reynolds
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Education:

The Collective, Drummers Collective School of Music

New York, NY

Advanced Performance Program, May 2004

 

Parks College of Engineering and Aviation, St. Louis University

St. Louis, MO  

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering, May 2003

 

Private Study with the St. Louis Symphony

St. Louis, MO

Tom Stubbs, Percussionist, (08/99-05/02)

 

 

 

Teaching Experience:

 

Springfield Guitar Company - Springfield, TN (November 2008 to present)

- private drum set and percussion lessons

 

Fork's Drum Closet - Nashville, TN (July 2008 to present)

- private drum set and percussion lessons

 

Atom Heart Music - Pullman, WA (December 2004 to June 2008)

- private drum set and percussion lessons

- musical instrument sales

- percussion consultant

 

Holzum Music - Cahokia, IL (August 1999 to May 2003)

- private drum set and percussion lessons

- musical instrument sales 

- instrument repair

 

 

 

Awards and Accomplishments:

- House drummer at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, TN (2008 to 2009)

- Drum-Off winner 2002 at Guitar Center in St. Louis, MO

- Winner 2001 and 2002 battle of the band at St. Louis University

 

 

 

Memberships:

- American Federation of Musicians (Nashville Local 257)
- Recording Musicians Association (Nashville RMA)                                               
- Professional Drum Teachers Guild
- Hudson Music Teacher Integration Program (TIP)
- Vic Firth Music Education Team

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