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Photo: Franklin van der Erf

JENNIFER LEIJEN

I've started playing the drums at 14 years old, influenced by several musicians. I've picked up some guitar and piano before I bought my first drumkit. For the past 12 years I've always played drums in bands, live or in a studio. 

I enjoy writing my own music and improving my groove, come up with new rhythms and record them/play them live. I've been playing with The Compounds from the start of the first formation (2016) and I enjoy every second of making music with this band. Before that I played in various other bands, including marching bands.

I'm also a session musician, ready to record your drumtracks. Contact me through my personal site: bit.ly/jenniferleijen 

Currently I am influenced by Gavin Harrison, Jeff Porcaro and Buddy Rich.

EQUIPMENT

Drums 

 

Pearl Electric Blue Sparkle 

8" 10" 12" 13" 16" 18" toms 
22" bassdrum

Sonor Protean Gavin Harrison 14" snaredrum
 

Cymbals - Paiste

16" 201 crash
17" PST8 crash
20" 201 ride
10" thin splash
10" rock splash
14" 201 hi hat
2 accent/bells

Heads - Remo

Toms: (10", 12", 13",16") Coated Emperors Vintage - batterclear Ambassadors - resonant
Bass Drum: (22") Powerstroke 3 Clear- batter, Standard Pearl Head - resonant

Snare (14") Coated CS - batter, Hazy Ambassador - resonant

Sticks - Vic Firth

Gavin Harrison signature sticks (VF SHAR 2)

VF 2B

Mics

AKG D12VR
Shure Beta 91A
Kelly Shu mounting system for bassdrum mics
SM57
RODE NT5

Hardware 

Pearl hardware
Gibraltar hardware
Tama speed cobra twin pedal
Tama cobra clutch

 

Cases

Gator cases - drumkit bags
Hardcase - cymbal case + snaredrum case

 

Monitoring

 

Mackie MP-240
 

OTHER INFO

I've had drumlessons with:

Matt Halpern (Periphery) 
Federico Paulovich (Destrage)

Future lessons:
Terry Bozzio 
Matt Halpern

Benny Greb