Jasmin Bataille
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Band to Join, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Background Singer, Harmonica, Electronic Music.

ABOUT

Why drumming?

Because drumming is one of the most raw, ancient form of expression that ever existed. I can feel it in my bones, in my soul, in my blood, in my muscles, in the air flowing around me in harmony with my movements... I can feel my heart pumping as I lay down a big groove or a sensual one, but progressively I forget my heart to the profit of bass drum, my brain became the snare, my decisions are the toms and my emotions, the cymbals. That's why...

At 7 years old I started out with the african Djembe, and my dad got back to guitar at the same time.
One year after, I passed through a skin cancer (lymphoedema) located on my right knee - I had two work 2 times harder to get my actual bass drum technique.

My dad, while helping me to survive, also transmitted me the swing, and soon I was feeling the drumsticks on an old phonebook wrapped in duck-tape - the ''guetto pad''. On my 11th birthday he got me a propper drumset. 5 five years later, I also got the audition to enter the Montreal Jazz Festival's Bluescamp (summer 2013). I studied with Kai Basanta, Nicolas Gosselin and Sam Harisson (nephew of the great Bob Harisson, Montreal's "Shuffle King").

Well, that's my story! I'm playing for Kevin St-Pierre, Eauthen'tik, Jean-Paul Bataille (daddy and featured Metro star) and Fool's Earth with Oscar Robertson on bass.

I'm also currently producing lo-fi/acid jazz for D-Jaz, a duo with my ol' friend and great classical alto violionist Dillon Hatcher.

I have recorded and performed for :

- Kevin St-Pierre (featured on Eauthentik's first album)

- Arkaïk (RIP)

- X-trem musik camp

- Oxy Jeune's House band

Check-out the links!

Screen name:
Jasmin Bataille
Member since:
Jul 19 2014
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
10
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Bands/artists : The Beatles, The Clash, Herbie Hancock, James Brown, Tower of Power, Steely Dan, Prince, Michael Jackson, John Coltrane, Pamplamoose...

Drummers : Ringo Starr, Steve Gadd, Vinnie Colaïuta, Buddy Rich, Steward Copeland, Chris "daddy" Dave, Marvin "smitty" smith, Bob and Sam Harisson (had the pleasure to study the blues with them^^), Ben smith...

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Yamaha Rocktour custom, 5 plies super-thin african Big leaf mahogany shells, matte black finish/matte satin hardware. Sizes are versatile : 22 bass drum - 16 floor - 12 rack tom - 14x6.5 matching snare.
I own some great vintage snare drums for all your studio/live application, from piccolo to Bohnam sized.
I use a variety of cymbals, among them Zildjian old avedis hi-hats 13" and a Dream bliss ride 18", super jazzy!