ATG’s DJ-hosted radio show is about listening to and learning about great songs featuring ‘drum-tastic' rhythm tracks, new and old, near and far, in every mood and style, produced on drums , percussion, and keyboard percussion of every conceivable kind.
I grew up on Chicago's North Shore, where I studied drums and percussion with music mentor and drum teacher, Jake Jerger. After high school I pursued a degree in jazz performance at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and studied with celebrated drummers in Chicago and Milwaukee. I played drums professionally in the Midwest for nearly a decade, working and touring with rock, funk, jazz, and house bands, but also playing percussion for dance companies, theater companies, and free-jazz art ensembles. Somewhere along the way I apprenticed at a local recording studio, as well as designing and marketing percussion devices made from recycled industrial copper and brass.
I've since earned a B.A. in English (Creative Writing), and a master's degree in computer-assisted language learning and worked for several decades as a technical writer and trainer for software development companies