Get to know DJQ
Dennis J. Quinn is an American drummer, teacher, composer, music producer, audio engineer, artist, and outdoors enthusiast.
Born in New Jersey in 1985. He has been playing the drums since 1996 and has been teaching since 2000.
Performing with High School band, orchestra, theater band, marching band, jazz band (+ regional state jazz band).
He has played with numerous bands gigging bars and venues all over the country, recorded albums, and toured festivals on the east coast; most notably the band ‘Manifested.’
He is known for being a solid, professional, prompt, and creative drummer for hire.
Drummer/percussionist/and bass guitarist for many bands over the years:
One Love Tribe, The Pamlico Sound, The Art Lewis Trio, Anne, The Tommy Dukes Band, Jazz vs. the Space Tiger, CJ Vinson, MOBRO, UBM,
The Sourland Band, and busking with various talented musicians.
Dennis has been fortunate to have studied under several of the best musicians over the years.
His tutelage with these individuals has shaped his musicianship, drumming, and teaching.
Los Angeles College of Music Pasadena, CA (2004-2005) (formerly known as The LA Music Academy ):
Ralph Humphrey – playing techniques Joe Porcaro – jazz studies
Mike Shapiro – funk & groove studies
Michael Packer – technique & ergonomics
Sherman Ferguson – jazz studies
David Possi – theory and piano
Dave Beyer – rock studies Matt Star – private instructor
Jerry Steinholtz – percussion
Tony Inzalaco – jazz studies
Aaron Saferty – Latin studies
Private Instructors Joe Falcey – jazz studies, reading & techniques (2000-2002)
Sebastian Guerrero – hand percussion / Latin studies (2006)
Michael Raven – sight-reading, techniques and jazz studies (2002-2004)