Tom Hipskind

COUNTRY United States      
GROUP Hamilton, Chicago      

Biography

BORN IN: Chicago, IL

LIVES IN: Chicago, IL

DRUMMING SINCE: 1975

CURRENT BAND/PROJECTS: Hamilton Chicago

BIGGEST INFLUENCES: Miles Davis, Vinnie Colaiuta, John Coltrane, Peter Erskine, Sting, Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, Steve Gadd, Jaco Pastorius, Pat Metheny, Dave Weckl, Elvin Jones, Roy Haynes, Chick Corea, Jeff Porcaro, Peter Gabriel, Jack DeJohnette; so many more

FAVOURITE ALBUM YOU PLAYED ON: Ryan Shultz Quintet, “Hair Dryers”; Kick The Cat, "Scramble"

FAVOURITE ALBUM YOU DIDN’T PLAY ON: Miles Davis, "Nefertiti"; Sting, "The Soul Cages"; SO many more

CAREER HIGHLIGHT: Hamilton (Chicago); Director, Percussion Studies, Columbia College Chicago; Performing at Kennedy Center with Deanna Witkowski

FAVOURITE SABIAN CYMBAL: 22” HH King Ride (4 rivets)

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