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Ollie Usiskin (Drums)

Ollie Usiskin is originally from London, UK. He grew up playing in Rock Bands at school. He started playing the Drums aged 12 years. Later went to Study At Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA & also Drummers Collective in New York. His past Teachers include such greats as Alan Dawson (Teacher for Tony Williams, Vinnie Colaiuta & Steve Smith) & Kim Plainfield (Drummer for Tania Maria). He then began playing Jazz Gigs with a Rock Edge. Ollie has Recorded & performed with many Artists including Actor Christopher Lee, Singer ian Shaw, Producer Richard Niles & jazz Greats including Saxman Jean Toussaint, Bassist Mike Pope, Guitarist Jim Mullen & Singer Mitch Winehouse. Ollie's influences include The late Tony Williams & Elvin Jones, Jack Dejohnette, Steve Gadd, Vinnie Colaiuta, Dennis Chambers, Chad Wackerman, Bill Stewart, John Bonham, Les Binks & the Music of Wayne Krantz ,John Scofield & Led Zeppelin.