Tom Venable has a Bachelors and Masters degree in Performance and Education from:The Manhattan School of Music. He started playing drums professionally at the age of 12. At 15 he was playing with members of the New York Tonight Show Band, Count Basie Band and Frank Sinatra Band.
He is, and has been, a longtime member of Local 802 (NYC) American Federation of Musicians and is actively working in the NY metro area specializing in studio, show and live performance.
Tom is the owner/operator of t.v. music recording and production co. a.k.a. HappyRock productions, in the Hudson Valley of N.Y.
I offer myself to perform Drums and Vocals for a variety of different styes including: Small format Jazz/Pop/Rock Bands. Larger Format Big Band ensembles. I worked for many years with The Steven Scott Orchestras, The New York Swing Exchange (Big Band) and many other groups and genres.
I am willing to travel and have an extensive collection of instruments to suit each type of ensemble. I've endorsed Zildjian Cymbals/Yamaha Drums and Pro-Mark Sticks.