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Andreas Schmid is a professional drummer based in Denver, CO. Starting at the age of 9 in a drumline, he has developed a versatile and open drum sound, leading him to successful artistic collaboration with various notable artists coming from many different stylistic backgrounds, such as Jazz, Blues, Funk, Country, World, Pop, Singer/Songwriter and Gospel

Andreas developed his individual sound through studies at New York’s Drummers’ Collective, graduating from Berklee College of Music in Boston and receiving a Master’s in music education at the Zurich Conservatory in Switzerland. He also studied the cajón at the Taller Flamenco in Seville.

In his various studies, Andreas has had the opportunity to study under renowned teachers such as Joe Hunt, Ian Froman, Marcello Pellitieri, Kennwood Dennard, Kim Plainfield, Duduka Da Fonseca, Bobby Sanabria, Robby Ameen, Zach Danzinger, etc.

Andreas has performed throughout Europe and the US at different acclaimed jazz and rock clubs, as well as festivals.

He is the cofounder of the Coexistence Trio, Spherio and Motek, for which he composes and arranges.

Andreas additionally runs a small studio (Hit Box Studio) where he records drum tracks for clients as well gives drum and cajon lessons. He thaught at DIME-Denver at MSU and currently teaches Music (K-5) at Steele Elementary School.

Recently Andreas collaborated with Brigitte Moeckli in the multimedia art installation "viewopoints" which was on display in Switzerland, South of France and at Denver's Bitfactory gallery.

Worked with: 

Joel Allison (UK), Walter Baumgartner (CH), David Booker, Sam Burkhardt, Venus Cruz, The Delta Sonics, Julie Geller, MaryLynn Gillaspie, Yehuda Green, Hal Aqua; Handsome Hank (CH), Brett Hydinger, Danette Hollowell, Christina Jaccard (CH), Ron Jackson, Yosef Karduner (IL), Nate Leichtman, Ron LeGault, Maggie Lyons, Jon MonarkMotek (CH), David Other, The Oy Vey Trio, Joel Patterson, Sachofender (CH) Nicolas Senn/Elias Bernet (CH) Joe Smith & the Spicy Pickles, James Speiser, Matt Spinks, Marianne Racine (SWE) Leigh West, Lucas Wolf, The Wind Up Boys, Lionel Young, etc.

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