Will Lone Show Schedule

Seattle, WA Shows


Will Lone is a Seattle based drummer and improvising artist and has been immersed extensively in music since 1998, cultivating a dimensional and melodic style of drum set playing. He performs regularly in and around Seattle with numerous groups of different styles, and has worked with many acclaimed local musicians including bassists Geoff Harper, Chris Symer and Ev Stern, and pianists Bill Anschell, Eric Verlinde, Tim Kennedy, and Darrius Willrich.

Will found his artistic calling at a young age, and in addition to his music has won awards for both his poetry and visual art. Throughout his early school years Will spent his time playing in jam bands and jazz combos, and in 2009 was awarded Outstanding Instrumentalist at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in Moscow, Idaho. In 2010, he spent 6 months in Chennai, India, studying tabla and rhythm, as well as teaching, touring, and recording. Will’s experiences in India opened doors to a blending of his knowledge of jazz, funk, and blues forms with a more worldly and spiritual musical language. Exploring Javanese gamelan and traditional African drumming has also enhanced his understanding of this language, as well as his awareness of phrasing, tonality, and the deeper levels of rhythmic structure. Will is currently working on a Bachelor’s of Music at Cornish College of the Arts, studying under Chuck Deardorf, Mark Ivester, Jarrad Powell, Dawn Clement and Kofi Anang. Additional studies with the legendary Denney Goodhew have further expanded Will’s connection to the spiritual and multi-dimensional aspects of breath, arc, and form.

Will Lone and his various bands, groups and ensembles play shows in and around Seattle, WA. They offer a variety of different styles and both Will and his bands are available for hire! Will is available to sit in as a drummer for your next show; or you can hire one of his bands for your next event. Will is involved in a number of jazz groups as well as funk and blues bands.

Please check out my shows calendar and then contact me through the form on my contact page. Thanks for your interest!

Earshot Jazz In The Second Century: Jeremy’s Pyramid Scheme

07/26/2018 | 9:00 pm, @ The Chapel Performance Space

Jeremy’s Pyramid Scheme, composed by woodwinds performer Jeremy Shaskus is, in his words, “another pebble dropped in the stream of what is classified as music.” Featuring two-time Grammy nominee Nathan Breedlove on trumpet, Joel Bean on organ, and improvising artist Will Lone on drums, Jeremy’s Pyramid Scheme is comprised of established Seattle musicians who can seriously play. While the project shows deference to the music, it also injects it with humor, igniting a sense of playfulness á la John Cage. The group embraces all musical influences, drawing heavily from the American Improvised Genre.

Tickets sold on a sliding scale from $5 to $15.

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Joel Bean Trio

08/23/2018 | 12:00 pm, @ Amazon Grand Plaza

Pianist Joel Bean – with Paul Gabrielson on bass and Will Lone on drums – performing for the lunch hour at Amazon’s Grand Plaza in downtown Seattle.

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Rob Scheps & The Real McCoy

09/21/2018 | 7:00 & 9:00, @ Egan's Ballard Jam House

Oregon native Rob Scheps began studying the tenor saxophone at age nine. He grew up on Long Island, New York. After having graduated high school at age sixteen, he enrolled in the New England Conservatory. He received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies with Honors in performance in 1986. While living in the Boston area he led his own groups; most notably the True Colors Big Band. In 1988 he moved to New York, formed the Rob Scheps Core-tet and Bartokking Heads and established himself as a formidable force on the jazz scene.

Rob Scheps & The Real McCoy is a tribute to the legendary McCoy Tyner, who this year celebrates his 80th birthday. The band features an all star lineup of Scheps on tenor saxophone, with trumpeter Charlie Porter, pianist John Hansen, bassist Phil Sparks, and drummer Will Lone. They will perform two sets at Egan’s Ballard Jam House on Friday, September 21st.

Show times are 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm, with a $15 cover for each show. Please email reservations@ballardjamhouse.com to reserve your table today.

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