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Biography

bio-page-photoI am a drummer and percussionist, born in New Richmond, WI and began playing drums at the age of 8. I studied with Tom Green (Kingston Trio) and Ron Keezer (UW-Eau Claire) in High School and received a four-year scholarship in Music to the University of Arizona (Gary Cook). I also studied jazz (with Chuck Marohnic) at ASU.

I continued on in my  musical studies and moved to Los Angeles, studying with jazz great Jeff Hamilton and famed drummer / world percussionist Alex Acuna.

I have performed in 48 states and 3 countries in many varying musical settings.


Some of the highlights include:

Update on the film “SUGAR!” where Sheila plays drums and acts.

Watch on Amazon and also on iTunes : http://a.co/3piqPWS

The “teaser”for the film Sugar! is viewable at this link: http://vimeo.com/112810633

Francine Reed – Phoenix, AZ (2017)
Dena DeRose – Jazz Concert in Phoenix, AZ (2016)

Houston Person – New York, NY 2016

Tom Harrell QuintetBop Stop in Cleveland, OH (1999)
Marlena Shaw and David HazeltineBlue Note in New York, NY (2000)
Carole SloaneBlue Note, Village Vanguard, Dizzy’s Coca-Cola Club in New York, NY; Skullers in Boston, MA; Portsmouth Jazz Festival in Portsmouth, NH (2005 – 2011)
Duke Ellington Legacy BandVarious Jazz Festivals in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Florida (2005- current)
House Drummer Mall of America Ford Theatre, in Minneapolis, MN (1994)
Norman Simmons Quintet – Venues in New York, New Jersey, and Arizona – (2005 – Present)
Virginia Mayhew Quartet – New York, NY (2007 – 2012)
Glenn Campbell – Phoenix, AZ
Debbie Duncan – Venues in Minnesota and Wisconsin
Tony Sandler and Columbia Artist Tours – 48 States in the U.S. and on the QEII Cruise Ship in the Caribbean
Jack  McDuff – B3 Hammond Organ, Minneapolis, MN
Mike Scott Funk Band (Justin Timberlake Guitarist) – Minnesota
New York Pops Organization – New York, NY
Carl Thompson and Friends – Brooklyn, NY
Shoko Amano & Paul BollenbeckBlue Note in New York, NY
Company, A Beautiful Thing Theatre Late Da in Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN
Christy Sperling & John Garden – Wisconsin
Jody and Matt Mealey – Wisconsin
HAIR on Broadway – New York, NY
Dixieland Express Future Expo12 city tour in Japan
Sheila Earley QuartetThe Nash in Phoenix, AZ
Clay Aiken – New York, NY
IndependentAdaire Jazz Festival in Ireland
Tony and Tina’s Wedding, BeehiveHey City Theatre in Minneapolis, MN
Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman – Phoenix, AZ
House DrummerFlamingo Hilton Lounge in Las Vegas, NV