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Geoff Clapp

Gretsch Artist Since: 
2007
Country: 
US
Band or Affiliations: 
Ellis Marsalis, Peter Martin Trio, Charlie Hunter Duo and Trios, Bend In The River Band (Geoff Clapp Leader) Charlie Hunter Duo, Rale Micic, Wessell “Warm Daddy” Anderson, NOLA PLAYERS, Kengo Nakamura, Christian Winthry, Peter Bernstein, Ron Blake
Current Kit Setup: 

Gretsch Early 90s Burnt Orange Gloss
14 x 18 Bass Drum, 8 x 12 Mounted Tom, 14 x 14 Floor Tom, 6.5 x 14 Gretch Chrome Over Brass Snare

Influences: 

Tony Wiliams, John Coltrane, Glenn Gould, Elvin Jones, Philly Jo Jones

We asked...Why Gretsch?: 

"Gretsch are absolutely the best sounding drums on the planet!!! They’ve always provided an excellent range for me to tune in any room, small or large. My USA Customs have the most versatile tuning I’ve ever ran across from any drum company."

Advice to Aspiring Musicians: 

"Never stop growing both personally, intellectually, spiritually and artistically! Music is beautiful things, being a musician is a gift, stay GRATEFUL!"