Performance Instructor: Drums
Ottawa based drummer Jeff Asselin is no stranger to the Canadian Music Scene. At an early age, he developed a passion for drumming and education and studied with some world-renowned artists such as: Terry Clarke, Barry Elms, Chris McCann, Ian Froman, Chuck Burrows and most recently Ari Hoenig. After graduating from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Performance in 2004 Jeff became a full-time educator and performer, teaching a full roster of students at his drum studio (Jeff Asselin’s Drum Academy), and is a performance instructor for Carleton University.
He has also toured extensively around the world performing club dates and major festivals throughout Canada, USA and Europe with acts such as: JW Jones, The Groovebug, Jacob Two-Two, Organix, The Lucas Haneman Express, Rebecca Noelle, Delbert and the Commotions and Trevor Alguire. Over the course of his career he has recorded on over 50 studio albums to date. Jeff is a proud endorser for Sonor Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth, Remo, Protechtor Cases, Drumlite, Cympad, DrumTacs, and cRASHbar products.
During his career, Jeff has had the pleasure to share the stage with Alex Dean, Kieran Overs, Mike Tremblay, Jarvis Church (Gerald Eaton), Chase Sandborn (University of Toronto), David Braid, John Nemeth, Bob Mintzer, Randy Brecker, Mike Webster, Kathy Grant Mahon, Paul Deslauriers, Kelly Craig (Funk Brothers), Delbert Nelson (Funk Brothers), Steve Marriner (Monkey Junk), Mark Ferguson (Manteca), Parliament, Kid Rock, Trevor Finlay, JW Jones, Mike Rud, Kenji Omae, Ben Waters (the Rolling Stones), Rick Estrin, John Campbelljohn, Red Young (the Animals), Sugar Brown, Harrison Kennedy, Kirby Sewell, Little Charlie Baty, Billy Flynn, Billy Branch, Lurrie Bell, Kenny Smith, Alex Schultz, Tad Robinson, Darrell Nulisch, Brian Browne, Mark Cassius (the Nylons), the Texas Horns, Sue Foley, Jens Lindemann, Roxanne Potvin, KellyLee Evans, Lou Nelson (founder of Wrabit), Christine Jensen, Jeff Jarvis, Peter Dawson (Canadian Fiddlers Hall of Fame), Pat Labarbara, Shania Twain and Denny Christianson. He has also opened for Pat Travers, Robert Cray, Drop Kick Murphy’s, The Lachy Doley Group, Kim Wilson and the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Canned Heat, KC and The Sunshine Band, Kentucky Headhunters, Kid Rock, Brian Wilson, Fred Eaglesmith, The Sky Diggers, Kathleen Edwards, Pink, Ashley MacIssac, The Jim Cuddy Band, Jonas, City and Color, Colin James, Simple Plan, Sarah Sedgeman, Sarah Harmer, Sonny Landreth, KD Lang, Daniel Lanois, Shemekia Copeland, Tom Cochrane, and Wave.