May 26, 2017

Flux Excerpt

Here’s an excerpt from Jake’s upcoming drum book, Flux. This particular example demonstrates using the floor tom to simulate a double kick pattern.

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April 25, 2017

Metal Hips to Metal Heads: Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, & Hamilton

This Sunday I got to experience two very different sides of the music industry. First I played a matinee for Hamilton: An American Musical, then I raced over to the Fillmore to interview the drummers (and their super awesome drum … Read More +

March 13, 2017

Playing for HAMILTON!

Jake is playing percussion for Hamilton in SF! Woot woot!… Read More +

February 2, 2017

Metallica Interview for DRUM! Magazine!

Jake had the esteemed privilege to interview the one and only Lars Ulrich of Metallica for the Feb 2017 cover of DRUM! Magazine! You can read the entire article here: http://drummagazine.com/lars-ulrich-hardwired-for-the-long-game/… Read More +

January 17, 2017

New Drum Cover – Tim Snyder

Jake adds drums to a looped fiddle solo by Tim Snyder, who performs with Nahko and Medicine For The People.… Read More +

Lake Tahoe!

Played a big show at Lake Tahoe’s premiere venue, the Crystal Bay Casino with Diego’s Umbrella this weekend! Font size is everything.… Read More +

November 30, 2016

In The SF Chronicle!

In an effort to combat the post-election depression, Jake began offering lessons in punk rock drumming. They’ve been a huge success, and even made it into the SF Chronicle! Read all about it (halfway down the column).
http://www.sfchronicle.com/entertainment/garchik/article/Alcatraz-East-Crime-Museum-pays-homage-to-our-own-10636455.php… Read More +

November 14, 2016


Here’s a drum cover of BADBADNOTGOOD’s tune “And That, Too”. Be sure to watch till the end for the shred session!
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Covering a Leonard Cohen tune:

Had to pay some respects to the masterful Leonard Cohen. Jake on drums, ukulele, backup vocals, engineering. The ever-talented Amelia Ray (www.ameliaray.net) on vocals, bass, keys, and strings.


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October 22, 2016

Lars Ulrich of Metallica!

Jake got the pleasure of interviewing the one and only Lars Ulrich of METALLICA for an upcoming cover story in DRUM! Magazine! Read all about it in the next issue.

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October 8, 2016

New MarchFourth album!

MarchFourth went out to New Orleans, spent a few weeks at The Parlor, and recorded this awesome sounding album, Magic Number. It features some excellent musicians, including Ben Ellman, Stanton Moore and Trombone Shorty! Jake is featured on snare, hi-hat, … Read More +

September 7, 2016

Featured on Drum Talk TV

Jake gets featured on Drum Talk TV for a second time! 64K views and counting. Not too shabby!  Click the image to watch.

Thanks, Drum Talk TV!

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August 29, 2016

Studio A and Studio B, San Francisco

Here are some photos of studios A and B from the San Francisco location, featuring some of the best drums on the planet!

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August 24, 2016

Adding drums to a Zoë Keating tune

San Francisco cellist extraordinaire, Zoë Keating, released an album of solo cello called Into The Trees. I decided to add drums to the song “Seven League Boots”. Hopefully Zoë doesn’t hate it.

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Drum Covers – Missy Elliot!

Just having some fun playing along to “Gossip Folk” by Missy Elliot.

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August 20, 2016

Fun times on stage!

Here are some photos from recent tours in Oregon and Pennsylvania with MarchFourth!.

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August 17, 2016

Interview with Tahoe Onstage

Here’s a fun interview Jake did with Tim Parsons of Tahoe Onstage.

Interviews with members of Diego’s Umbrella are like the gypsy rock band’s shows: fun, funny and ultimately profound.

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May 30, 2016


Got to play BottleRock Napa on Saturday with Diego’s Umbrella. It was awesome. … Read More +

April 29, 2016

Featured in the SF Weekly!

Read all about it here: http://www.sfweekly.com/shookdown/2016/04/26/diegos-umbrella-is-one-of-the-most-wild-raucous-bands-in-the-bay-area

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Big Show at Great American Music Hall!

Diego’s Umbrella plays the Great American Music Hall!

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March 29, 2016

New Drum Book In The Works!

After seven years of diligent work developing new linear ideas and a unique system for presenting them, Jake has finally begun the process of putting together a book that will turn the percussion world on its head.… Read More +

September 18, 2015

Diego’s Umbrella new EP!

Diego’s Umbrella releases a new EP! Jake plays drums, spoons, ukulele, and more. He also engineered and mixed the whole kitten and caboodle.

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December 27, 2012

Oscillator Drum Technique Videos

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September 24, 2012


After 9 months of work, my first drum book, Oscillator: An Intelligent Person’s Guide To Drum Set, is here. It will be available online soon.
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August 1, 2011

Business Crass is OUT!

Jake’s first solo album, Fat Pony (under the alias of Business Crass) has been released!
Almost all instruments, engineering, and artork by Jake.
Guest musicians include Kata Miletich from LoCura, Jeffrey Zeigler of the Kronos Quartet, Jason Kleinberg and Ben … Read More +

February 1, 2010

Super Adventure Club Residency @ Hotel Utah!

Come to Super Adventure Saturdays at Hotel Utah, hosted by Super Adventure Club. Every Saturday in February, with other awesome bands.

Here’s a commercial that will explain in great detail just how awesome this residency will be:
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January 22, 2010

Super Adventure Club is a featured Propellerhead Artist!

Super Adventure Club is a featured Propellerhead Artist! Check it out:
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December 28, 2009

DRUM! Magazine Articles

DRUM! Magazine articles finally online. Check ’em out:
Welcome To Thumbderdome! – DRUM! Magazine September 2009
Masterers Of The Universe – DRUM! Magazine June 2009… Read More +

December 16, 2009

Album featured in Washington Post!

The brand-spankin’ new album by Charity and the Jamband, Party Like A Twinkle Star, made it to the top 7 kids albums pick alongside Ziggy Marley. Read It Here.… Read More +

January 1, 2009


There is much to be said about the coming months, but most importantly are a few things related to Super Adventure Club. First, the debut album, Untz, has been sent to the manufacturers and will be in our hands by … Read More +

January 1, 2008

2008 Forecast

The forecast is looking good for 2008. I kicked off the new year with a few awesome events — In case I haven’t already talked your ear off about my new band, I have a new band, we are the … Read More +

December 2, 2007

Adventures in Video

Check out Super Adventure Club’s brand new music video – Mexican Gun Fight. Lo-Fi at it’s finest.

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September 30, 2007

Super Adventure Club

Super Adventure Club – That’s my new band. A duo with Mike Winger. I play drums and keyboards at the same time and Mike plays bass and keyboards simultaneously. It’s awesome. Website and mp3s coming soon. In the meantime, check … Read More +

April 10, 2007

On Tour With Deciduous In Europe!

April 10th – May 13th, 2007

Countries include Germany, Croatia, Serbia, Czeck Republic, and Switzerland. Check the Calendar page for specific dates. Read More +

December 2, 2006

Featured drummer in DRUM! Magazine!!!

December ’06 Travis Barker issue.
Highlights include “dirty stanky funky.”
Click on the cover to read the article.

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June 25, 2006

Nya Jade at the San Francisco Gay Pride Festival

An amazing show and experience. Check out the other pictures in the pics page. I always wanted to play city hall, but I never expected this. What a view! Don’t mind the gratuitous crack.Read More +

April 20, 2006

Humblewise – Deciduous’ Debut Album Out Now!


This CD is packed with some amazing musicians playing some tight funky music.… Read More +

April 7, 2006

The Pedalsped CD Release Party Was A Hit!


The house was packed!
People were dancing!
Lot’s of old friends!
Thanks to all that came out and supported us.
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July 25, 2005

2005: Currently recording albums with:

R. Will and One Life
Craig Easley

December 2005: Pedalsped has an album mastered and scheduled for release in mid January. More news on a cd release party as it develops.

November 2005: Deciduous has finished tracking … Read More +

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