Just Dance Tonight, Phaze 2: Joey Bumpus, Nelson Jackson, Pete Kuzma

The second part of the countdown to Lady Gaga's Just Dance performance on The Tonight Show, here is information on the drummer and the keyboard players.


The drummer on the show is Joey Bumpus. Joey has been playing the drums since the age of five. He first played in the San Francisco bay area with several local gospel artists, upon which he moved his artistry to the bigger popular markets, where he has since worked with many famous performers, including Samantha Mumba, Chante Moore, Peaches and Herb, El Debarge, Kenny Lattimore, Ciara, and Brandy. He has been seen on televsions shows such as Americian Idol, Dancing With the Stars, 106 & Park, and more. He plays Shine drums and Paiste cymbals. Joey can be followed on Twitter and is also on Facebook.

One of the keyboard players is Nelson Jackson III. Nelson is the organist at West Angeles Church of God In Christ in Los Angeles. He has recorded with Norman Hutchins, Al Jarreau, Jeff Lorber, and others. He has most recently played with and produced Mindless Behavior. He has appeared on BET’s 106 and Park and elsewhere. You can check a video of Nelson playing and listen to an audio interview. Nelson is on Instagram.

The other keyboard player on the show is Pete Kuzma, who was also the keyboardist on the Monster Ball theatre tour. Pete is from Philadelphia and has been playing since childhood, especially focusing on jazz, in which he holds a Masters Degree. Besides playing in many jazz clubs, he also played in a wedding band while in graduate school. Later he recorded with Jill Scott and became her musical director for six years. Thereafter Pete played professionally with many other artists such as Akon, Danity Kane, and Kanye West. Pete's 2012 album Equilibrium is available on iTunes. Pete is on TwitterInstagram, and Soundcloud.

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