John Hanks – drums

John HanksDurham native, John Hanks, has performed with many Triangle bands and artists including: the Hard Times Jazz Band, the Swamis, Rebecca and the Hitones, the Willie Painter Band, the Gregg Gelb Swing Band, the Atomic Rhythm Allstars, Scott Sawyer, Peter Lamb, and Steve Wing. He also currently performs with internationally known jazz guitarist, Randy Johnston. He is music director for Duke University”s Dance Program, and is a longtime faculty musician for the American Dance Festival School, traveling with them to China in 2012 and 2014. He has released 2 CDs of his dance class work, “Here Come the Drums” and “Drumjazz”, available on iTunes and Spotify.