Brandon Wilkins of Chicago, IL has been playing drums for 16 years. His playing experience began at 8 years old while attending Dixon Elementary School. He played in a jazz band under the direction of Diane Ellis. Brandon earned his Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance at Johnson C. Smith University under Mr. Fred Dunlap III. His musical influences are from such individuals such as Dave Weckl, Dennis Chambers, Teddy Campbell, and Jeremy Haynes. He is currently a freelance drummer in Charlotte and surrounding areas playing various styles of music.