Band: Simon Kirke & A Leap Of Faith
Jeff Kozol began playing drums at the age of 9. He first started learning from his father, who had been playing jazz since the 1940’s. Jeff began lessons with Ken Vogel (Philadelphia drummer and noted author) while in junior high and learned multiple styles of drum set. He then started taking lessons with Tom Aungst (Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps), while in college. Jeff is well known as one of the leading percussion instructors for hand cymbals. Jeff has won two High Percussion titles in DCA including a perfect score with the Harrison Bushwackers. He has had the honor of marching with one of the legendary DCI percussion sections, the Cadets of Bergen County. He is backing up drums for Simon Kirke of Bad Company and plays in The Flash Band of Philadelphia. Jeff takes lessons noted author and clinician Dom Famularo and Dave Uosikken of The Hooters. He has performed with the Royal Brass Orchestra, a swing band from Naples, FL. He teaches clinics and mentors percussion instructors in all areas of battery percussion. He specializes in hand cymbal technique. Jeff also offers clinics on improving rehearsal technique and getting the most out of students. Jeff now combines drum corps playing techniques into drum set playing. He incorporates relaxed styles to allow for more control and speed while playing musically. Jeff proudly endorses Aquarian Drumheads, Sabian Cymbals, Regal Tip Drum Sticks, Tama Drums, American Drum Cymbal Straps and Pads (Jeff Kozol model), The Drummersleash, KickPort International, DrumDial, RimRiser USA, and DrumBalls.