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Updates….

How’s everyone doing so far??

If you’re reading this, I’d like to convey to you my utmost appreciation for taking the time to do so.

Well it’s been pretty low-key for me so far in this month of August except for the usual teaching gigs, but it’s a good time for me to prepare myself for the upcoming performances and many recording sessions to take place starting September. 

As of now dates have been set in September for the tracking of drums for two projects:

1) Plate (Zhong Ren Koh, https://www.facebook.com/zhongrenkoh?fref=ts)

2) Lim Yi Liang – Jazz EP project. 

Dates for the tracking of another EP project for One Hat Town (https://www.facebook.com/onehattown?fref=ts) is to be confirmed. 

These are awesome opportunities to grow as a recording drummer and a dream come true in a small way! I’m very grateful to these guys for giving me a shot. 

More to come! Stay tuned!

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New Recording Project with Lin Yi Liang

Hey folks,

We’re already past the halfway mark into 2013 and I hope everyone is doing well in your lives!

As I write this post, I’m about 3 months away from reaching my 5th year mark in the music industry, and I have to say that 2013 is turning out be a year of interesting opportunities, especially in the area of studio recording. I’m starting to experience a dream come true. A dream that I’ve always had since I used to see names of famous session musicians credited on the liner notes on most of the recordings I own.

Last April, I participated in the launch performance of Jonathan Meur’s Woodnotes EP, which was the first full EP recording project I worked on. Just recently, I wrote a post mentioning that I’ve commenced work with Zhong Ren Koh on his EP project and we’re currently rehearsing material (https://jasoncruzdrums.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/new-ep-recording-project-zhong-ren-koh/).

Last Saturday, I received a facebook message from a musician, Lin Yi Liang, whom I worked with on Voices From The Gramophone Concert last February, that he’d like me to play on 4 tracks on his new EP project. No brainer, I had to say, yes. We both got along very well during preparations for the VFTG concert and we both expressed our interest in collaborating further on future music projects. I understand that the EP is going to be Jazz-oriented and that’s a new thing for me! I’ve performed Jazz stuff in public, but not recording it in the studio yet! Gotta go get my Jazz chops up!

Two recording projects going on at the same time! Bring it on!!!

Stay tuned for more updates!

Jonathan Meur’s Woodnotes EP Out Now!

Jonathan Meur’s Woodnotes EP Out Now!

Hey folks, wow!

2 months since my last post. Apologies to those who’ve been asking the updates during this period for the delay! I’ll be gradually posting stuff on my activities the last two months and updating on stuff happening soon!

To kick it off again, I proudly introduce an EP that I played on for indie-folk artist, Jonathan Meur. Click on the title of this post to go to the bandcamp page where you can hear the tracks! I’ll let the music speak for itself and you decide how it fares. I must say though that this is a personal milestone for me to play on (almost) an entire EP. There’s more recording projects to come with Monsieur Meur and another lovely acoustic folk duo, One Hat Town. Hey! It seems like I’m gonna be a first-call folk drummer in Singapore, haha! 

Enjoy!