Salle de Jonge
* July 27, 1983
The Netherlands
Salle de Jonge // drummer, composer, producer

Born and raised in a musical family, Salle de Jonge's parents encouraged him to play the piano at the age of eight. Although he always had a great interest in drumming, it wasn´t until the age of fourteen that he finally started playing. Salle de Jonge soon discovered the drums to be the perfect instrument to create groovy and swingin´ funk beats.

Salle de Jonge graduated at the Rotterdam Conservatory in June 2006.

Salle is working with artists and bands that mainly play originals and shared the stage with some of Jazz's & Soul Greats; Roy Hargrove, Kurt Rosenwinkel, The Three Degrees, Till Brönner, Ronny Jordan and Bennie Maupin amongst others. Some of his native Dutch Jazz artist are Benjamin Herman, Mathilde Santing, Boris, Michiel Borstlap, Alain Clark, Edsilia Rombley and pop hit Loïs Lane.

His current activities involve Dutch Soul sensation Shirma Rouse, his own band LeslieNielsen, The Fresh Cuts and Sabrina Starke with whom he wrote, played and produced albums and music.

With renowned DJ Collective Fremdtunes he released 'Volume 1 Breakbeats and Drumloops' library with beats, sounds and breaks, a global hit used on tracks by famous DJ's and producers worldwide.

He worked with Grammy Award winning Producer/Engineer Russel Elevado (Erykah Badu, D'Angelo, Alicia Keys, Al Green) on singer iET's record called ‘So Unreal'.

New plans and adventures for 2017 will contain the composing and production of a follow up to Sabrina Starke's latest release, a brand new, overhauled website, the release of a mini-documentary on drums and beats and a drumclinic tour for Sakae and Zildjian.

Salle endorses Remo Drumheads, Zildjian Cymbals and Sakae Drums exclusively.
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