CALEB BRONZ, a drummer based in Burlington, Vermont, plays and records with a wide variety of groups and artists including Mighty Sam McClain, Johnny A, Barika, The Gordon Stone Band, Prydein, The Ray Vega Latin Jazz Ensemble, The Patricia Julien Project and others in addition to many freelance performances and recording sessions. He’s been a part of groups that play reggae, hip-hop, big-band and small-combo jazz, rock, pop, drum&bass, latin-jazz, bluegrass, free-jazz and more, from fully arranged to completely improvisational. Caleb’s playing can be heard on many recordings such as Phish-bassist Mike Gordon’s most recent CD, “Moss” and the latest CD from Jim McCarty, legendary guitarist for Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, “Jim McCarty and Friends”. He also appears on Barika’s debut CD “Remember”, Gordon Stone’s latest “Nightshade” and Grammy nominee and Handy Blues Award winner Mighty Sam McClain’s “Betcha Didn’t Know”.
On several international tours with Mighty Sam, Caleb has performed in many countries in Europe and Asia, including extensive tours of Russia and Turkey. In 2011, Caleb performed on tour with Iranian singer Mahsa Vahdat. In 2009 Caleb travelled with the Christopher Peterman Sextet to Russia to be featured at the Yaroslavl Jazz Festival and in 2006 The Gordon Stone Band was featured in the Hat Yai Midnight Songkren and World Musiq Festival in Thailand. Domestically, Caleb has toured with Johnny A, Mighty Sam McClain, Smokin’ Grass and many others.
As an educator, Caleb teaches privately and with such programs as Rock Camp Vermont and Vermont Jazz Camp. Currently he is teaching, performing regionally with a wide variety of groups, and touring with Mighty Sam McClain, The Gordon Stone Band, Prydein, and Barika.