Jeff Thal is a professional live and studio drummer that was born and raised in New York. Growing up and making music with brother and bandmate Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, he studied formally for 8 years, playing his first concert at the age of 10, his first club at age 16, started teaching at age 17 and recorded his first record at age 19. His strengths as a drummer include a rock solid meter, click track, rudimental chops, odd-time signatures, and double-bass flair. Mainly a rock drummer, his experience lies in progressive rock and funk, fusion and more. Jeff has toured with and recorded 3 albums with Bumblefoot, as well as playing on tracks with Neal Schon of Journey and Stryper's Oz Fox. He currently teaches and tracks studio sessions regularly in Sarasota, Florida.
Bumblefoot's 'Hands' CD - "the music showcases Jeff's blend of blazing technique, creative musical ideas, and sense of groove"
Bumblefoot 'Hands' review - "Thal is an overqualified drummer with an endless supply of chops who can be alternately funky, punky and fusion-y on demand. He's got the energy and finesse of a Berklee graduate"
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"Thal can truly torch it up...'A Simple 2 & 4' is in fact a complex, outstanding shredfest in 19/16"
Jeff Thal on Gary Schutt's "Road Trip", featuring an all-star line-up from Journey, Stryper, and more...