Program Books/Johnny Steele

Johnny Steele


Johnny Steele (drums) is a drummer, composer, producer, and educator with a decade of experience performing live music of all genres. Throughout his musical career, he has had the good fortune of performing, touring, and recording with many respected figures in rock/metal, jazz, R&B, fusion, and pop music—musicians including Wynton Mar­salis, Mar­cus Printup, Gilbert Castella­nos, Jon Faddis, Immanuel Wilkins, and Dan Nimmer. Steele has also shared the stage with The Con­tor­tionist, Monuments, and many other bands.

In addition to having an active playing schedule, Steele also writes a blog entitled “Beat Speak.” In this blog, he discusses his journey as a young musician in today’s music world as well as topics such as the music business, production, drum lessons, and the occasional shoptalk for his gear-head followers.

Steele is currently pursuing his BA and accelerated master’s degrees at the Juilliard School in New York City.