Brooklyn native Stix Bones’ drumming skills can perhaps be summed up as a seemingly effortless execution of urban percussive excellence. An unlikely but effective hybrid of hip-hop and jazz stylings, Stix is considered in many circles to be among the most talented drumming performers of our time. From his young days performing in church, and jamming alongside rappers with his hands on school lunchroom tables, to his later classical training in jazz performance, Stix has somehow always harnessed the deadly combination of serious technical skills and monster showmanship that it takes to stand tall in the genres of live rap and urban jazz.
Though drum machines and loops are the expected standard in the world of live rap, Stix has kept a top-tier hip-hop schedule, beating the skins for the likes of Mos Def, Doug E. Fresh, The Last Poets, Gil Scott-Heron, The Roots’ Rhazel, and De La Soul. He’s toured with renowned poets, including The Vibe Khameleons and Poetess Jessica Care Moore, and has also recorded both his own acoustic drum and smooth jazz albums: "Bones Beats Volume 1," and "Groove Like This," respectively. You can currently find Stix Bones performing all over the NYC area, and at www.boneentertainment.com.