Jeff Sweigard, Drums/Percussion

Jeff was born to be a drummer. His father Gary was a percussionist with the Dallas Symphony and played in numerous jazz bands. Jeff started his percussion career at age 6. By age 15, he was the 1987 AYOP World Snare Drum Champion. He also studied piano and music theory in High School. Jeff went to college at The Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and  majored in mathematics. In college, he played in the IUP marching band, the 10 O'clock Jazz Band, the IUP Voices of Joy gospel choir, as well as, several working bands. After college, Jeff continued to play and record with various bands and taught percussion at Thiel College. Jeff's knowledge of styles and ability to read charts landed him jobs with such acts as, The Manhattan Transfer, The 5th Dimension, Jay and the Americans, The Mamas and Papas, The Modernaires and many more. Jeff thinks of  himself as an artist and his drums are the canvas.

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