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Jimmy Macbride, 23, is a drummer/composer based in New York City. He has performed with a wide variety of artists including Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard, Wynton Marsalis, Bob Dorough, Taylor Eigsti, and Harish Raghavan. Coming from an artistic family (his father is a composer and mother is a visual artist), Jimmy began playing drums at the age 3 and gravitated toward jazz music at an equally young age. Jimmy is a recent graduate of The Juilliard School, where he was a full-scholarship student and studied privately with Carl Allen, Billy Drummond and Kenny Washington. He is a regular performer throughout New York City, performing at such venues as Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Smalls, The Jazz Gallery, and The Blue Note. He performs regularly with different groups including Dave Lantz Trio, Nick Finzer Group, and the Kyle Athayde Dance Party. He is featured on various recordings, including bassist Clovis Nicolas’ 9 Stories, released on Sunnyside Records in March 2014. In addition, Jimmy is currently a faculty member of the jazz department at the Calhoun School in NYC. Other performance highlights include a recent European tour with Grammy-award winning trumpeter Terence Blanchard, the Saulkrasti Jazz Festival in Latvia with Beka Gochiashvili in the summer of 2013, a two week performance and clinic to Salvador, Brazil, and the Vail Jazz Festival with John Clayton, Wycliffe Gordon, Tia Fuller, and others. Upcoming performances include the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC as well as performances at the Discover Jazz Festival in Burlington Vermont and the Ottawa Jazz Festival in Ottawa, Canada.