BORN IN:
Quebec City
LIVES IN:
New York, NY
DRUMMING SINCE:
1987
CURRENT BAND/PROJECT(S):
The Stephane Chamberland Trio, Freelancing, Studio work, Clinics and Teaching
BIGGEST INFLUENCE(S):
Dave Weckl, Dom Famularo, Jojo Mayer, Antonio Sanchez, Paul Brochu, Bill Stewart, Steve Gadd, Jim Chapin and Claus Hessler
FAVORITE ALBUM YOU PLAYED ON:
The Stephane Chamberland Trio
FAVORITE ALBUM YOU DIDN’T PLAY ON:
Avishai Cohen Trio, Gently Disturbed
FAVORITE SABIAN CYMBAL:
14" HHX Click Hats and 16" HHX O-Zone Crash

Biography

Internationally recognized drummer, clinician, educator, and author, Stephane Chamberland has performed and recorded with numerous musicians playing hundreds of live shows in Canada, the USA, and abroad. Known to be a versatile drummer - performing, reading, and writing all styles of music - Stephane is currently playing with his own jazz band while working on projects with many other freelance musicians.

As a clinician, Steph has presented hundreds of clinics and master classes in stores, schools, camps, and festivals in the U.S., Canada, Taiwan, Brazil, and China over the past ten years. He performed at the Canadian Cape Breton Drum Festival 2008, the Taipei International Percussion Summer Camp (Taipei National University of the Arts), the Da Dong Tian Xia Music Concert (Shanghai Grand Theatre), The Batuka International Drum Festival in Brazil, and the Shanghai International Percussion Camp just to name a few.

Stephane maintains a busy private teaching schedule - on Skype and in-person - at his Quebec City Wizdom studio in Quebec City, Canada, and in the USA at Dom Famularo's Wizdom Drumshed in Long Island, New York. Steph's studio is a state-of-the-art teaching and recording facility where drummers from all over the world come to study. Steph has also been working with companies such as Mapex Drums, Evans Drumheads, Vic Firth Sticks and Sabian Cymbals to develop and support various educational programs.

Stephane has studied drumset with many renowned teachers from around the globe including Dom Famularo, Jim Chapin, Rick Gratton, Robby Ameen, Jeff Salem, Paul DeLong, Joe Bergamini, John Favicchia, Aldo Mazza, Eduardo Guedes, Claus Hessler, and Frank Belluci. He attended the Manhattan School of Music to study with John Riley and Bobby Sanabria, and also studied at the Conservatory of Music in Quebec City.

Steph's interests in writing and education have led him to become very active in the music publishing world. He is the co-author of the books The Weaker Side, Drumset Duets, and Pedal Control with Dom Famularo and Joe Bergamini (Wizdom Media - Alfred Publishing). He has worked on the book Drumset for Beginners (Alfred Publishing) with Paul Hose and Jim Farey. Stephane also edited the latest editions of the worldwide number one drum books, Stick Control and Accents and Rebounds, by George Lawrence Stone. Look for Stephane's latest Wizdom Media book called, Drumistic Form later in 2015.

Steph represented Alfred Publishing at the NAMM show in California in 2012 and remains a contributing writer for Modern Drummer, Drums Etc, Canadian Musician, Percussive Notes, and Classic Drummer magazines. In 2015, watch for Stephane in performance with The Stephane Chamberland Trio, The Christian Pare World Ensemble, Kabir Percussion as well as upcoming live shows in New York City and Canada. Visit him and take a lesson at his new New York studio in the Music Building on 8th Avenue.