Chris Coleman

Christopher R. Coleman has been playing drums since the ripe old age of 2, sitting on his uncle’s knee in church. In 1999, he graduated with honors from the Drummer’s Collective in New York, was offered a scholarship to Berklee School of Music, and was accepted into the Manhattan School of Music. Throughout his career, Chris has worked with artists such as Chaka Khan, NKOTB, Christina Aguilera, Randy Brecker, Prince, and many more. He also has performed at most of the world’s leading drum festivals and always is an appreciated feature artist for any drum magazine worldwide. Chris has become one of the most well-respected drummers in the drumming community, as his musical instincts and drumming abilities are second-to-none, with very few that can match what he does. 

Chris has been a Meinl Cymbals artist since 2007. We’re happy to welcome him back at the festival for the 3rd time.