Scott Bonshire has been teaching snare drum and drum set since 1980 and performing live before that. In the era of performing five nights a week and more versatile styles, he has played the Hyatt Oakbrook and O'Hare and Nick’s Fishmarket in Rosemont and Chicago, IL and corporate dates for IGA and Distribution America.
For the past 20 years up until the present he has been playing with R&B and Country Rock bands such as The Jaywalkers and Heartsfield playing clubs and festivals and has opened for many bands such as Joe Walsh, Little Feat and Lynyrd Skynyrd. He also has deep roots in Rock.
DRUM! Magazine did a small profile on Scott in their September/October 2003 issue.
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Craig Buckner is a freelance drummer who thrives on playing many different styles of music. He has professional experience performing jazz, rock, funk, blues, orchestral, and Broadway music. He is from Mount Greenwood, a south suburb of Chicago, where he spent four years in his high school band program. After high school, he went on to pursue a college education and received his associate degree in Fine Arts from Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC) where he studied with percussion instructor Doug Bratt. While attending MVCC, Craig performed in many academic ensembles such as the Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and the Concert Band. After graduating from MVCC in 2015, Craig went on to Eastern Illinois University (EIU) to earn a bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies while studying with jazz faculty members Jamie V. Ryan, Dr. Sam Fagaly, and Dr. Paul Johnston. While at EIU, he performed in the Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, Percussion Ensemble, and The Eastern Symphony Orchestra. Performing in the Jazz Ensemble gave him opportunities to play with professional world class musicians such as Jason Marsalis, Vanessa Rubin, and Andy Martin. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in 2018, Craig went on to pursue a master’s degree in Jazz Studies at DePaul University with a graduation date of June 2021. Craig is now looking forward to pursuing music performance and teaching as his career and meeting more great people along the way.
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