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Episode 17:

Season 4 – Jamie Sunshine

Released: January 6, 2024

About This Episode:

Percussionist./multi-instrumentalist and music therapist, Jamie Sunshine, joined Rockabilly Greg In the Flamingo Lounge on December 18, 2023.

Jamie Sunshine, percussionist and educator from Buffalo, New York, holds a Masters degree in Music Performance from West Virginia University and a Bachelors degree in both Music Performance and Music Therapy from The State University of New York at Fredonia. Jamie has studied Western percussion extensively, and performs with various percussion ensembles, orchestras, jazz ensembles, classic rock groups and children’s groups throughout Western New York. She can work with and perform for children in elementary schools to adults in nursing homes.

Her interest in travel and culture has influenced her to study different musical styles from around the world including West African drumming and xylophone, Mexican marimba, and Brazilian drumming.

In addition to performing, Jamie has a passion for teaching. She has taught various collegiate music ensembles and classes at SUNY Fredonia and Canisius College, presented African drum workshops, and led assembly programs. Jamie teaches privately in her music studio in the city of Buffalo. She offers percussion, drum set and piano lessons.

Her most recent degree in Music Therapy completed in 2023 was an endeavor inspired by her late grandfather.

Jamie has many of her own groups but also subs for many bands around WNY: Sunshine & Company, Jamie & Judd duo, Comienzos, NY Rockin Revue, NY Rockin Rodeo feat. Savannah Swatland, The Hill Brothers, The Boomers, The Pointless Brothers, Mosswalk, Henry’s Summer Kitchen, The Gripers, Sam Marabella Band, Brass Machine, Kidd Kyle, Potts Quintet, The Skiffle Minstrels, Whitford/Klyma Band, Banjo Juice, Tyler Westcott Band, Folkfaces, Niagara University Pit Orchestra, Ladies First Big Band, Slyboots Circus, Fredtown Stompers, Randal and the Late Night Scandels, DF3 trio, Shoot Ya and the Silver Arrow Band.

You can follow Jamie on Facebook

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