Mona Tavakoli


GROUP RAINING JANE      

Biography

BORN IN:
San Jose, CA

LIVES IN:
Los Angeles, CA

DRUMMING SINCE:
1987

CURRENT BAND/PROJECT:
Raining Jane, Rock N' Roll Camp for Girls Los Angeles

BIGGEST INFLUENCE(S):
Jason McGeer, Stewart Copeland, Cindy Blackman, Steve Gadd, NEIL PEART (first influence!), Mick Fleetwood, Janet Weiss

FAVORITE ALBUM PLAYED ON:
"The Good Match", Raining Jane

FAVORITE ALBUM DIDN'T PLAY ON:
"Rumours", Fleetwood Mac; "Graceland", Paul Simo; "All Hands on The Bad One", Sleater Kinney.

CAREER HIGHLIGHT(S):
Playing in an acoustic trio with Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo on A&E. Playing in an airplane hanger in Casablanca, Morocco with Jason Mraz as a duo and playing Central Park Summer Stage with Raining Jane.

FAVORITE SABIAN CYMBAL:
16" El Sabor Picante Hand Crash

Jen Foster

Low Spin, Dating Myself, Freelance

Jason 'Sulli' Sullivan

Seventh Rize

John Abraham

Cirque Du Soleil, "o" Bellagio Las Vegas

Ivan Ramirez

Skizoo, Bel And The Boy

George A. Gray Jr.

Abdullah Ibrahim Trio , Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya