Alek Sekulovski

Session/Independent

Alek Sekulovski

About

Paiste Artist Since
October 2021

Nationality
Canada

Main Affiliations
Session/Independent
Metalworks Institute

Other Affiliations
Toni Kitanovski Orchestra
Vasil Hadzimanov Trio
Davor Jordanovski & Voda
DuffMusiq
The Freeman Brothers
Gyles

Website
aleksekulovski.com

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Biography

Alek Sekulovski has been playing, teaching, and recording drums for over 30 years. He holds a Masters's Degree in Jazz & pop drums. Studied with Ron Savage (Berklee College of Music) and Hristo Yotchov (SAM). He is one of the founding members of the Jazz Academy at the University of Goce Delcev Stip, Macedonia. He contributed 7 years of teaching as an Associate Professor of drums and percussion, where he mentored and helped many young generations of jazz students to develop in Macedonia. Currently based in Toronto Canada he works as a Professor of Drums and percussion at Metalworks Institute of Sound and Technology and also as a resident studio drummer at Big Bang Recording studios. Besides his live and studio work, he also keeps his teaching schedule busy doing online teaching and educative work helping drum students around the globe. He has recorded over 80 albums, played thousands of live shows, as well as Tv and Theatre performances in the USA, Canada, UK, Europe, Scotland, England, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Poland, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, Sweden, Italy, Austria, Holland, France, UAE among others. He appears on major music festivals like Berlin Jazz Festival, Istanbul Jazz Festival, Skopje Jazz Festival, Sziget, Rio Loco, Barbican Art Festival, Rotterdam World Music festival, Roma World Music festival, BBC London 1 Radio show, Jazz Fm 91, and many others. Famous venues include Ronny Scott Jazz club, Nublu, Blue Note, Live on the Park, Moods, Bourbon street, Pizza Express, Jazz Bistro, Global, Le Belle Villoise, Quasimodo, BrotFabrik, Take Five, Bozar, Le Cargo, etc. Alek Sekulovski has collaborated with many great contemporary artists, like Greg Hopkins, Toni Kitanovski, the tuba jazz legend Bob Stewart, Vasil Hadzimanov, Gustavo Aguilar, New Birth Brass band, Hector Zazou, Frank London, Two Rooms Project, Vickie Van Dyke, Oscar Salas, Francesco Bearzatti, Teodosi Spassov, Kostas Theodorou, Davor & Voda, Zim Zum 4tet, Rob Tardik, The Freeman Brothers, DuffMusiq, Gyles, the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra, Izzet Kizil, Project Zlust, Foltin, Ljubojna, Tanec, and the list goes on and on.

Setup Cymbals

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    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Rich, warm, lush, deep. Wide range, complex mix. Giving and responsive feel. Broad, warm open sound. Compact, lush chick sound. Extremely versatile hi-hat, perfectly suited for dynamic, articulated playing in a wide range of styles. “They are just chunky enough, but not overpowering. They are a little more chocolaty than the classic 602s”, describes Vinnie Colaiuta.

  • Sounds
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    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Dark, dry, woody. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft, responsive feel. Full, warm, open sound. Loose, soggy chick sound. Perfectly suited for traditional swing patterns, but also well usable for other acoustic styles like Blues, Country, Soul or Gospel.

  • Sounds
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    Sizes: 18", 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Dark, warm, strong, exotic, sizzling, earthy. Wide range, slightly complex and dense mix. Fairly soft, responsive feel. Great for explosive, strong, dark accents. Complex, washy ride sound. A modern China cymbal with a wide spectrum for various musical applications. “The China is nearly smooth”, states Vinnie Colaiuta.

  • Sounds
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    Sizes: 20", 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Dark, crisp, warm, rich, open. Wide range, fairly complex mix. Very responsive feel, quick attack. A nice and crispy stick sound supported by a strong, open and dark shimmering wash. Perfect control. Well suited for all styles of music that require great dynamics and full-bodied ride sound.

  • Sounds
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    Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky. Medium wide range, complex mix. Buttery, soft feel with quick response. Rich, dark, mystical crash sound with tender clarity. Extremely lively cymbal for broad accents and crashes in intimate to semi-loud settings. Well suited for delicate ride patterns or mallet swells. «For those guys who really appreciate just having a cymbal that can do everything, the larger Dark Crashes can do anything. Very crash-able, and if you want to ride on them, they will give you all the ride patterns in the world.» - Gregory Hutchinson

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Dark, full, soft, multi-layered. Medium wide range, complex mix. Soft, responsive feel. Velvety sizzling open sound. Rich, dark chick sound. A sensitive hi-hat perfectly suited for light to medium heavy use within Jazz, Blues, Country and other acoustic music styles.

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