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Artist biography Jim Greiner
Jim Greiner is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed percussionist, corporate drumming pioneer, educator, inspirational speaker and drum circle/community drumming leader. Jim Greiner performs, teaches and conducts interactive corporate and community drumming programs worldwide from his base in California, USA.
Jim Greiner has been playing hand drums and percussion instruments since 1970, including two years in Africa where he was deeply moved by the power of group drumming to build community bonds, invigorate and focus people, release stress and enhance a spirit of celebration.
Jim Greiner plays Congas, Bongos, Timbales, Djembe, Ashiko, Shekere and other shakers, Udu, claves, bells & blocks, cymbals & gongs and percussion sound effects. He performs and does recording sessions in a wide range of musical styles including contemporary & traditional Caribbean & African, Rock, Funk, R&B, Soul, Reggae, Jazz and Pop.
Jim Greiner is also widely renowned as an expert in the nature of rhythm; how different rhythms effect people in specific ways and in creating positive life rhythms. His Rhythm Power® interactive workshops, corporate and conference programs, instructional videos and percussion playing have won numerous awards, accolades and recognition, including seven Drum! Magazine Reader’s Polls Awards.
Jim Greiner has been featured in articles by the international Percussive Arts Society, Drum! Magazine, Drum Business Magazine, Meetings West Magazine, New Age Retailer, local newspapers throughout North America and Europe, and other publications, as well as in broadcasts on PBS, NPR, the Discovery Channel - South America, the BBC, and others.
Jim Greiner's current projects include being the percussionist for Gospel/Soul singer Sista Monica Parker, and The Bill Hopkins Rockin’ Orchestra.
Jim Greiner is an endorser/clinician for Latin Percussion Instruments (LP), Sabian Cymbals & Gongs, ProMark Drumsticks, Gibraltar Drum Hardware, Audix Microphones and Factory Metal Percussion.
"Jim Greiner is a master drum circle facilitator and a pioneer in using drumming to build community bonds and motivate people in corporate and community groups."
-The Percussive Arts Society
"Jim Greiner is an accomplished and versatile percussionist, an outstanding educator and a very strong communicator. His enthusiasm for percussion and positive mind-set is exhibited in every event in which he participates"