Jeff Doukakis (AU)
#Mabel, The Khanz
Paiste Artist Since Oct 2009
15" Formula 602 Modern Essentials Hi-Hat
20" Masters Dark Crash
22" Signature Traditionals Light Ride
20" Signature Traditionals Light Ride
Based in Sydney, Australia, Jeff is a professional drummer and educator worth watching. Having played drums since age 11 after being told he wasn’t old enough to play the clarinet, Jeff has been annoying parents, friends and neighbours ever since.
Jeff has studied with both Australian and Internationally renowned drummers including Bec Morris, John Morrison, Jim Piesse, Dale Cleary, Pete Drummond, Chris Brien, Richard Miller and many more, and has worked with artists and bands including St Leonards, The Khanz, The Magic Fleas, Garry Beers (INXS), Cosima DeVito (Australia Idol), Claire Clarke, also appearing on a number of national TV networks.
Joining St Leonards in 2009 led to the opportunity to record in Los Angeles with 5 time Grammy award winning producer John Wooler, which also led to working with percussion legend Lenny Castro, amongst other musicians. The band returned for a west coast tour in late 2009, and toured the UK in 2010 while working with producer/engineer Steve Orchid.
Jeff is also passionate about education, and is currently expanding his teaching numbers focussing on a positive, empowering education for each student.