night - solo album


Jamie Drake

Percussion music that breathes.

Featuring compositions by Stuart Saunders Smith, Paul Elwood, Kevin Volans and James Tenney, "Night" focuses on percussion music that gradually unfolds over time. This isn't minimalist music necessarily; rather it's music that alternates between flurries of activity and moments of stillness, music that allows sounds time to be fully heard and to envelope the listener, music that tells non-linear stories, music with ringing bells and thundering drums. This is music for thinking, for feeling, and for deep listening.
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Partial Discography 

I’ve been fortunate to play on some great albums along with lots of other fine musicians.  Here are a few of them:  

"As Above, So Below" (Hamilton Children's Choir, 2020 - percussionist and producer)
"Modulations” (TorQ Percussion Quartet, Bedoint Records, 2017)  
“Katana of Choice” (Ben Reimer, Redshift Records, 2017)  
“Soul Run” (Tanika Charles, 2015)  
“John and Jen” (20th Anniversary Recording) (Broadway Records, June 2015)  
“Without A Map” (TorQ Percussion Quartet, Bedoint Records, November 2014)  
“Invocation/Transformations” (Muskox, September 2011)  
“two + two” (TorQ Percussion Quartet, Bedoint Records, September 2011)  
“Shanty Song/Sailor” (Muskox/Bruce Peninsula, Bruce Trail and Apple Crisp Records, March 2010)  
“TorQ Percussion Quartet” (TorQ Percussion Quartet, Bedoint Records, November 2009)  
“5 Pieces” (Muskox, Standard Form, October 2009)  
“Percussionique:  The Complete Percussion Music of Michael S. Horwood” (Toronto Percussion Ensemble, Albany Records, August 2009)  
“Ming: music of Alice Ping Yee Ho” (Beverley Johnston, Centredisc Records, April 2009)  
“Gallantries” (Muskox, May 2008)  
“Fever Dream” (Muskox, January 2007)  
“Caveman Caveman Crystal Skulls”  (Muskox, October 2006)  
“Songs of Elsewhere” (Samuel Andreyev, Torpor Vigil Industries, 2002)

recording sessions

Recording Sessions

Need some percussion or drums on your next project?

I'm available for recording everything from vibraphone to drum set to typewriter to bundt pans (no seriously, they're from Bob Becker and they sound great) - I have lots of percussion gear, a solid mic locker, an excellent understanding of the acoustics of percussion instruments and how to get great sounds, and a wide selection of professional plugins from Universal Audio, Tokyo Dawn Labs, Izotope and others.  The end of 2020 saw me recording music for Musical Stage Company, the Grand Theatre (London), Hamilton Children's Choir, and lots more.  I'm happy to read a part you've already written or create/arrange something.  Please drop me a line at and let's set something up. 

I'm also available for video and audio production - check out for more info and examples of my work.