Jamie Drake

Jamie Drake is a Toronto-based percussionist, drummer and composer, whose musical interests span from environmental chamber music to Motown, and who has performed everywhere from the Lincoln Centre to a small cafe in Shanghai.  Jamie received his masters degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and his Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Toronto.  He has premiered works by composers Christos Hatzis, John Luther Adams and Nicole Lizée and performed with Soundstreams, Kitchener Waterloo Symphony, Esprit Orchestra, Amici, NEXUS and many others. 

As a member of TorQ Percussion Quartet, has has performed across North America and in Europe, and has been a featured soloist with the Toronto Symphony, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal and the Buffalo Philharmonic.  He is percussionist for the renowned Hamilton Children’s Choir, has worked as a percussion composer/consultant for CBC, and taught at Acadia University.  Active in musical theatre, Jamie has played drums/percussion for Mirvish, Musical Stage Company, Soulpepper, Canadian Stage, and Young People’s Theatre for Dora Award-winning productions, and has played drums for numerous singers including Ron Sexsmith, Jackie Richardson, Heather Bambrick and more.  His solo percussion recording “Night” is available on Bandcamp.