Professor Cummings is the total package. His 30+ years of experience as a live and studio drummer, along with a Master's degree in music give Chris the necessary tools to lay down all the perfect beats to keep the party grooving from measure one. He's opened for the likes of Charlie Daniels, Vince Gill, and Southside Johnny, all while maintaining his persona as a music teacher at Newton D. Baker School in Cleveland.
Every musical offering from Tony Koussa Jr. Productions is going to be filled with amazing talent, but THE ELEMENT, our flagship group, is busting at the seams. This band features the finest talent in the area, playing the best music, creating memorable moments. This is also the most versatile band, capable of moving from jazz to rock to motown to modern, teeming with quality, style, and professionalism. In addition to the core 5-piece band, we offer a fantastic 3-piece horn section!
Upright and Electric Bass
Martin has shared the bandstand with numerous Jazz luminaries, including pianist Johnny O'Neal, Motown drummer Richard Pistol Allen, organist Bill Heid, alto saxophonist Rick Margitza, guitarists Leon Cook, Dan Faehnle, and Henry Johnson. Martin has also performed at the International Jazz Festival in Prague.
THE ELEMENT FEATURES THESE INCREDIBLY TALENted musicians: