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Ric Eastman


About the Artist

Australian Session Drummer Ric Eastman can be heard on recordings by guitar legends Hank Marvin, Dave Hole, John Meyer and dual Grammy Award winning Pedal Steelist Lucky Oceans.

As a freelance player, Ric has performed with artists such as Thelma Houston, Lee Konitz, Ernie Watts and the Jazz Australia Big Band featuring Jeff and John Clayton. Ric has been a featured performer at Australia’s Ultimate Drummers Weekend, columnist for DrumScene Magazine, and has performed clinics in Australia and the Phillipines. Teaches at The West Australian Academy of Performing Arts.


Kevin Gilbert, Pat Metheny, Vince Mendoza, Bruce Hornsby, Yellowjackets, Little Feat, Jonatha Brooke, Miles, John Scofield, Jimmy Webb, Steve Gadd, Vinnie Colaiuta, Jeff Porcaro, Peter Erskine, Steve Jordan, Bill Stewart, Zach Danziger (esp w/Wayne Krantz), John Beasley, Jeff Beal, James Horner, Mike Eastman (brother).

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