Jae Sinnett



As a recording artist, Jae Sinnett has 9 recordings out as a leader. In 2005 his "masterpiece" "The Sinnett Hearings" was released and became the first jazz cd to debut number one on the national jazz radio charts in January of 2006! "It's Telling... A Drummer's Perspective" from 2008 is his latest and features Jae's most complex and visionary drumming and writing to date. Coming in 2009... "An Evening with the Jae Sinnett Trio: Live At WHRO" on DVD.

Jae's first performance/instructional video called "Musical Drumming Concepts" was released in 2001. "Modern Drummer" magazine rated it an "8" out of "10." He's also scored music for five documentaries - one of which (John Biggers: Stories of Illumination) was aired on PBS. His other professional life puts him in his 19th year as jazz producer/host for National Public Radio affiliate, WHRV-FM, 89.5 in Norfolk, VA. Jae also hosts and produces a program called "The R&B Chronicles."

Jae taught jazz history, theory and percussion and directed the jazz big band and jazz combos at the Governors School for the Arts (Gifted high school students) in Norfolk for eight years and as adjunct percussion instructor at Christopher Newport University.

Here is a listing of artists he has performed with over the years...Branford and Ellis Marsalis, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Chuck Mangione, Charlie Byrd, Herb Ellis, Chico Freeman, Arthur Blythe, Carol Sloane, Jon Hendricks, Randy Brecker, James Moody, Kenny Drew Jr., Fred Hersch, Mulgrew Millew, Makoto Ozone, JoAnne Brackeen, Frank Morgan and many others.

Tal Bergman

Joe Bonamassa

Cora Coleman-Dunham

Prince, Beyonce

Sola Akingbola

Jamiroquai / Independent

Sekou Lumumba

Serena Ryder

Mylious Johnson

Jovanotti, Kid Guch