SALLE DE JONGE // drummer • composer • producer
Since graduating at the Rotterdam Conservatory in June 2006, Salle de Jonge (aka Salomon) has firmly established himself in the music industry as a dedicated working-drummer and the go-to guy for hip, grooving beats with a unique sound ranging from jazz to hip hop and everything in between.
‘I just have been lucky to earn a living by doing what I love most: making music’, as he will state himself and that has brought him to working with artists and bands that mainly play originals and as far as some obligatory name-dropping: He has 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 Salomon played and toured with: Benjamin Herman, Mathilde Santing, Boris, Michiel Borstlap, Alain Clark, Edsilia Rombley, Loïs Lane, to name a few.
Bands and projects he has been involved in are: Shirma Rouse, LeslieNielsen, The Fresh Cuts and Sabrina Starke with whom he wrote, played and produced her self-titled album which has been released in september 2016 as well as its follow-up which has been released last year.
Besides that Sal currently is teaming up with renowned DJ Collective Fremdtunes for their third Breakbeats and Drumloops library. They released a volume 1 & 2 with beats,sounds and breaks which was a global hit and has been chopped on tracks by famous DJ’s and producers worldwide.
He also had the greatest of luck having 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 2019/2020 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!
Salomon proudly endorses REMO Drumheads, Zildjian Cymbals and British Drum Co. exclusively.