Percussion

  Dustin Kaufman, Jazz percussion
Dustin Kaufman is the drummer for the band ST. LUCIA. In the last year he has toured all over the country and in many parts of the world. With St. Lucia, he has also performed at the COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL and appeared on multiple late night programs including THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON and LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS.

In 2015, Dustin had the privilege of performing a drum solo tribute to the oscar winning film 'Whiplash' at the 87th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS CEREMONY for E! ENTERTAINMENT.

In 2012 Dustin had the honor of being chosen as a SEMIFINALIST IN THE THELONIOUS MONK INTERNATIONAL DRUM COMPETITION held in Washington, D.C.

Dustin attended The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, Tx. He Received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from The New School in New York City, a Master of Music (M.M.) from the Manhattan School of Music and a Master of Education (M.Ed.) from Columbia University.

     
 

Jeremy Levine, Classical percussion
Jeremy Levine is one of the most in-demand timpanists and percussionists in the tri-state area. He holds Principal Timpani positions in several orchestras, including the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, and Symphony in C (formally known as the Haddenfield Symphony Orchestra). Levine has also traveled all over the world performing as timpanist with world class orchestras, such as the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Orchestra of Spain. He also frequently plays in the Broadway pit orchestra of the hit musical Something Rotten, running at the St. James Theater. Aside from his active performance schedule, Levine has a substantial teaching studio, both private and as the timpani professor at New Jersey City University. He has been teaching at Manhattan School of Music’s Camp MSM since 2015. He received degrees in music performance from Mannes College of Music (BM) and Manhattan School of Music (MM).