Brandon Draper

Lecturer, Jazz Studies
Primary office:
115 Murphy Hall

M.M. University of New Mexico; B.A. Bethany College

Lecturer in Jazz Studies, teaches private lessons in jazz drums. His extensive resume includes performances with both the New Mexico and Santa Fe Symphony Orchestras. In contemporary and jazz settings, Draper has performed and/or recorded with Ottmar Liebert, Donna Summer, Mose Allison, Ed Neumeister, Bruce Dunlap, Steve Masakowski, Eddie Daniels, Doug Lawrence, Bobby Watson, and Kevin Hays. Brandon Draper holds a B.A. in Percussion from Bethany College in Lindsborg, KS, and a M.M. in Percussion from the University of New Mexico.  


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