Jim Stamatis is a professional Musician, Drummer and Educator born and raised in Northern New Jersey.
Playing drums since the early age of 8 years old; Jim's passion for music spans 40 years, including a diverse background in Orchestral, Marching and Drum Set performance.
Influenced at an early age by Rock Legends John Bonham, Alex Van Halen and Steve Smith, Jim quickly began developing a hard rock style of drumming and emulating these great artists.
Today Jim's influences include; Jazz legends, Buddy Rich and Joe Morello, Fusion Artists; Dave Weckl and Vinnie Colaiuta and many other greats past and present.
Musical achievements or highlights include performances on some of Rocks great stages including the famed Maxwell's in Hoboken, NJ and on the big stage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.
Perpetual Student; Jim continues to study the art of drumming with the world renowned Educator, Drummer, Author and Musician Dom Famularo www.domfamularo.com and hopes to pass on the learnings and techniques of the greats through Jim's own educational practice and students.
Jim plays; Ludwig Drums, Sabian HHX Evolution cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks, Latin Percussion, Yamaha DTX 750 electronic drums, Remo drum heads and DW pedals.