Josh Teitelbaum

Session Drums / Percussion

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Having played in many different live and studio scenarios, I am confident in my ability to bring a song to life by way of feel, passion, and creativity. I play for the song and am proficient in many different styles/genres/feels.

I picked up the drums at the age of five and have been hooked since. I went to school for Jazz and Contemplative Studies at the University of Michigan, then moved to Chicago for five years before landing in LA.

I have a home studio filled with instruments and gear that I can get all different sounds from. I lean toward vintage drums because of the music that inspires me the most; soul, blues, funk, americana from the 60s and 70s.

My goal is to always put the song before my drums to ensure that my part in the arrangement merely elevates the overall sonic landscape. I am obsessed with feel and groove.

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5 Reviews

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  1. Review by Alekos "Kosie" Syropoulos
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    Josh’s feel and tone on the drum set is one of kind. I’ve never heard anyone so solidly play soul, blues, rock, pop, and jazz so fluently. He’s extremely professional and is an absolute pleasure to work with on stage and in the studio. He recently put together a Ray Charles Tribute concert and was the MD, drummer, and producer for the show. Simply one of the best!!

  2. Review by Jason Goldstein
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    I have loved getting to work with Josh. He is one of my favorite drummers, and his feel is irreplaceable. He has a serious variety of drum kits/cymbals/percussion toys to choose from too. If you need some soul added to your tracks, this is your man!

  3. Review by Jason Goldstein
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    I have loved getting to work with Josh. He is one of my favorite drummers, and his feel is irreplaceable. He has a serious variety of drum kits/cymbals/percussion toys to choose from too. If you need some soul added to your tracks, this is your man!

  4. Review by Jason Goldstein
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    I have loved getting to work with Josh. He is one of my favorite drummers, his feel is irreplaceable, and he has a serious variety of instruments to choose from. If you need some soul added to your tracks, this is your man!

  5. Review by Jeffrey Goldford
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    I’ve worked with Josh for many years now. He brings tremendous technique, passion and feel to the rhythm section like no one else. He always has interesting and creative ideas on how to make a tune FEEL amazing. I highly recommend him as a drummer and producer.

Interview with Josh Teitelbaum

  1. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  2. A: Jason Goldstein, Jeffrey G.

  3. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  4. A: I will help you achieve the sound and groove you are looking for to enhance your song.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: combo. good things about both!

  7. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  8. A: it is highly fulfilling and passion driven.

  9. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  10. A: vibe? modern/vintage?

  11. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  12. A: do a deep internal dive to figure out what your end goal is and the style in which you wish to portray your message.

  13. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  14. A: vintage ludwig drums, istanbul agop cymbals, electric wurlitzer, grand piano, fender p bass.

  15. Q: How would you describe your style?

  16. A: inspired by a lot of the soul, blues, folk, rock from the 50s 60s and 70s

  17. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  18. A: LESS is MORE

  19. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  20. A: Soul, Blues, Singer-songwriter, Americana, Funk.

  21. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  22. A: Bringing out the genuine feeling required to bring songs to life.

  23. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  24. A: Feel, groove, feeling, passion, emotion.

  25. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  26. A: Home studio with Apollo and Scarlett interfaces and various microphones. Tons of vintage drums and cymbals and percussion. Upright Yamaha Piano, Electric Wurlitzer, Fender Bass + Guitar. I use Logic predominantly put also have Protools.

  27. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  28. A: Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, Donny Hathaway, Quincy Jones, Clive Davis

  29. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  30. A: Drum / percussion tracking at home studio.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Bill Withers
  • The Meters
  • Stevie Wonder
Gear Highlights
  • Several vintage drum kits + snares. Istanbul Agop Cymbals.
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