In the late spring of 2020, guitarist/vocalist Jeff Drummond and drummer/vocalist Jon May found themselves living in the same city for the first time in ten years. With a fifteen-year musical friendship behind them and no live performance opportunities in site, they filled the musical void by getting together and playing songs from the wide range of repertoire they had gathered over a couple of decades as professional musicians.
As sideman, they have both been band members with R & B, blues and funk group Mocking Shadows and Americana-roots artist Cam Penner. Jon and Jeff also founded the instrumental groove-based jazz ensemble—Sinistrio in 2007; releasing four albums, receiving award nominations and topping the earshot jazz charts for seven weeks on their last release in 2014. Independently these two musicians have a long list of recording credits and worldwide touring experience with numerous acclaimed and award-winning artists in every genre imaginable.
Drummond & May is the meeting place for that vast musical experience. Tradition meets technology, making Jon and Jeff sound bigger than the duo they are. Classic tunes from the American songbook, reimagined popular music from the past few decades and obscure songs presented in an acoustic/vintage sound, that uniquely meets the modern era. Beautiful ballads, upbeat swing, soulful grooves and vocal harmonies within a genre that spans jazz, roots, blues and country makes up the sound of Drummond & May.