SALLE DE JONGE // drummer • composer • producer
In 2017 it will be 10 years for me in the professional Music Industry. Since graduating at the Rotterdam Conservatory in June 2006, I have been lucky to earn a living by doing what I love most: Making Music.
Nowadays I’m working with artists and bands that mainly play originals and as far as some obligatory name-dropping: I’ve been fortunate to having shared the stage with some of Jazz’s & Soul Greats; Roy Hargrove, Kurt Rosenwinkel, The Three Degrees, Till Brönner, Ronny Jordan and Bennie Maupin amongst others.
Where Dutch (Jazz) Musicians are concerned I played and worked with:
Benjamin Herman, Mathilde Santing, Boris, Michiel Borstlap, Alain Clark, Edsilia Rombley, Loïs Lane, to name a few.
Bands and Projects I’m involved with these days are: Shirma Rouse, LeslieNielsen, The Fresh Cuts and Sabrina Starke with whom I wrote, played and produced her new album which has been released in september 2015.
Besides that I’m currently teaming up this year with renowned DJ Collective Fremdtunes for their second Breakbeats and Drumloops library. We released a volume 1 with beats,sounds and breaks which was a global hit and has been chopped on tracks by famous DJ’s and producers worldwide.
I also had the greatest of luck to have the chance of meeting and working with Grammy Award winning Producer/Engineer Russel Elevado (Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, Alicia Keys,Al Green) on singer iET’s latest record called ‘So Unreal’.
New plans and adventures for 2017/2018 will contain the composing and production of a follow up to Sabrina Starke’s latest release, a brand new, overhauled website, the release of a mini-documentary on drums and beats, a special drumclinic-tour and lots more of exciting stuff!
I proudly endorse REMO Drumheads, Zildjian Cymbals and British Drum Co. exclusively.