Jared's Contact - E-Mail: JaredLMusic@gmail.com Cell # : 864-497-8855
Jared Lanham was raised with music. Whether he was being fed bluegrass at festivals that his parents performed, hearing his father play jazz guitar, or hearing his mother play with the symphony orchestra, Jared has always had an ear for music. He holds a bachelors and a masters degree from Georgia State University in Jazz Studies where he studied jazz percussion with Justin Varnes as well as classical percussion with Stuart Gerber and mandolin with Mace Hibbard and Kevin Bales. Jared also holds an associates in business from Gainesville State College.
Jared’s musical experience consists of playing all styles of music all over the world with many artists. Just recently Jared went to Seoul, Korea to perform with eclectic percussion group “Sweet Beats” in 2012. He also plays with The Brandy Brothers wedding band and also freelances playing jazz all over the country with bands such as The Joe Gransden Big Band, Jazz Orchestra Atlanta, The William Hollifield Band, The Greek Islanders, and many others. He also leads The Drive By Big band once a month at the Five Seasons Brewery restaurant. In marching percussion, Mr. Lanham is currently a member of the Atlanta Falcons Drum Line and has been a member of Odyssey Percussion Theater, Pariah Marching Percussion Theater, The Atlanta Corps Vets, The University of Georgia Drum Line, and the Georgia Tech Drum Line. Jared also plays bluegrass, country, classical and jazz mandolin for weddings, events, festivals and clubs all over the country.
When not performing, Jared spends his time teaching percussion at Dunwoody high School where he has been part time assistant band director since 2009. Before 2009 Jared taught all over the metro Atlanta area including Stockbridge High School, Decatur High, South Gwinnett High School, Kennessaw Mountain High School, and Odyssey Percussion Theater among others. Jared also teaches private lessons around metro Atlanta and at Music and Arts Lesson Studios in East Cobb, Woodstock and Snellville.
Feel free to contact Jared to book for any occasion. Thanks and enjoy the music!