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Josh 'Jay Mera' Ugboma is a Nigerian, living in Ghana, West Africa. He is a Christian Rock/Fusion Artist. Jay currently works as Drummer/Percussionist with American International Gospel Artist - Micah Stampley, formerly the Music Producer/Director and Drummer for Ghana's Contemporary Gospel Artist - Cwesi Oteng, currently works as Musical Director/Arranger and Drummer with Ghana HipHop/Afro-Pop Global Artist E.L., Ghana HipHop artist Sarkodie, London-based Afrobeats Artist May7ven and his own band #FlightTheBand. He is the Founder/Host of the reputed Drummers event - "The RipOff Sessions" - an event that grooms and inspires young musicians all over West Africa and the globe. This event has become the blueprint for every other music clinic in Ghana and parts of West Africa. His personal mantra "..all I have was given to me..." has pushed Jay to inspire and create chances and opportunities for younger musicians to be able to do what they love on stages, by themselves - while he helps them build their confidence and personality with their music and their Instruments. His Mentors remain his 2 Brothers Emma and Chidi, the late great Marvin McQuitty Jr., friend and mentor Tony Royster Jr., Jeremy Haynes, Eric Morgan, Eric Moore II, Isaac Aryee, Micah Stampley, Calvin Rodgers, Horacio 'El-Negro' Hernandez, Vinnie Colaiuta, Christopher Coleman, Brian-Frasier Moore and a host of other acquaintances and Inspirations.
Sizes: 20", 22"
Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky, breathy. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a quick response. Very well crashable. Controllable, peppery stick sound over a dark layered oriental, smoky wash. A ride cymbal that can easily be used in a small jazz club setting and flourish in other styles such as blues or country music.
Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20"
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
Sizes: 14", 15"
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.