Gil Graham Resume
| 1978 - 1992 ~ Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA private instruction, labs and two specialty courses: Advanced Chart Reading and Rhythm Section Workshops (concentrating on a drummer's function in small and large ensembles). Appeared on the Pearl Drum Corporation's approved teacher's list. Attended conventions, including 1990 Modern Drummer magazine's "Festival Weekend" and 1990 Percussive Arts Society Convention. Performed regularly with faculty ensembles, including: The Berklee Graduation Bass Ensemble (Greg Fritz, director); Chord Scale Madness (Jackson Schultz, director); The Time Jive (Greg Mooter, director); Sharon Brown Concert under the direction of Ken Greenhouse (Chairman, Voice Dept.) and featuring Rich Appleman (Chairman, Bass Dept.); Steve Carter Concert featuring Larry Baione (Chairman, Guitar Dept.); and The Willian Leavitt Octet.
1997 - Present ~ Newton Public Schools, Newton, MA
1996 - 2000 ~ Nobel-Greenough, Dedham, MA
1996 - 2000 ~ Dedham Country Day School, Dedham, MA
1994 - 2000 ~ New England Conservatory Extension, Boston, MA
1993 - 1998 ~ Natick Public Schools, Natick, MA
1972 - 1978 ~ Taught in private instrumental instruction program in Concord and Newton, Massachusetts school systems.
Performances - Jazz and Show Music
1970 - Present ~ Active member of the music scene in Boston, including club work, dance music, concerts, shows and recording. House drummer at two resorts in the Catskill Mountains, playing dance music and backing singers and comedians. Employed by three cruise ships: the Norway and the Starward for Norwegian Caribbean Line, and the Carnivale for Carnival Cruise Lines, backing such artists as Clark Terry, Zoot Sims and Wild Bill Davidson.
1994 ~ King Richard's Faire, Carver, MA. Peter Moore, Entertainment Director. Performance series accompanying The Commonwealth Brass.
Foxborough's Actor's Collaborative, Jacquelin Goudy, Music Director: City of Angels, Funny Girl, Bye Bye Birdie, Damn Yankees, Carousel, and How to Succeed in Business
Company Theater, Michael Joseph, Music Director: Oklahoma, It's a Wonderful Life.
Arlington Friends of Drama: City of Angels
Newton's Turtle Lane, Merrilee Maferra, Music Director: South Pacific.
Reading's Colonial Chorus, Matt Wulfe, Music Director: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Performances - Classical:
Snare drummer with Brockton Symphony. Timpanist with Melrose and Waltham symphonies. Miscellaneous percussion with Metropolitan Wind Symphony, Newton and Arlington Symphonies.
Performances - Jazz and Commercial Music:
Drummer and Business Manager for the New England Jazz Quartet. Duties included making initial contacts for concerts and club dates and promotion of the group via tapes, literature, photographs, and phone calls. Business manager and leader of the Gil Graham Jazz Quartet. PBS Channel 44 performance. Concerts include Firt Night Celebrations and Summerthing in Boston, the Berklee Performance Center, Harvard and MIT. Tapes aired on WGBH, WBUR and WERS radio. Leader of Gil Graham Enterprises, a group of versatile musicians specializing in playing dances, shows and commercial music. Endorser for Sabian Cymbals. Member of Sabian International Artists Program.
Beginning Drum Chart Reading. Gil Graham, publisher. 1983. Distributed by Jamie Aebersold (Indiana), Berklee Campus Shop (Boston) and Steve Weiss Music (Philadelphia). Reviewed in: Modern Drummer (June, 1986), Percussioner International (September, 1986).
"Rhythmic Displacement," Modern Drummer, August, 1985.
"Chart Reading: Part 1," Modern Drummer, November, 1985
"Chart Reading: Part 3," Modern Drummer, March, 1986
"Chart Reading: Part 4," Modern Drummer, June, 1986
"Setting Up Band Figures," Modern Drummer, December 1989
"Product Review: Sonor Soprano and Piccolo Snare Drums," Modern Drummer, December, 1990
"Product Review: Ludwig Piccolo Snare Drums," Modern Drummer, August, 1990
Updated: June 9, 2011
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