"Schonig creates a language flexible & distinct enough to contain multitudes"
-The Boston Phoenix
Drummer, composer & bandleader Jared Schonig has toured and/or recorded internationally with Nicholas Payton, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Donny McCaslin, Darcy James Argue & Secret Society, Laurence Hobgood, Fred Hersch, Wycliffe Gordon, Joe Locke, and Ernie Watts among others. A favorite among vocalists, Schonig tours with Grammy Award-winners Kurt Elling, The New York Voices and singer/songwriter Donna Lewis, in addition to rising vocal supergroup Duchess, Spencer Day, Laila Biali and Shayna Steele. He also co-leads The Wee Trio, named “a group to watch” by Downbeat Magazine with five critically-acclaimed albums to its name. When at home in New York City, Schonig plays on a number of Broadway shows – he recently held the drum chair for the critically acclaimed Tony, Grammy and Emmy-award winning Broadway Revival of The Color Purple– and is in-demand as a drummer/percussionist for studio recordings and session work.
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