Jim Greiner is a multiple award-winning, internationally acclaimed percussionist, corporate team building drumming pioneer, educator, inspirational speaker and drum circle/community drumming leader. Jim performs, teaches and conducts interactive rhythm sessions worldwide for corporate and community groups from his base in Santa Cruz, in the San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area of California.
Jim has been playing hand drums and percussion instruments since 1970, including two years in Africa where he was profoundly moved by the power of purpose-driven group drumming to build community bonds, invigorate and focus people, release stress and celebrate Life.
Jim plays Congas, Bongos, Timbales, Djembe, Ashiko, Frame Drums, Cajon, Udu, Shekere and other shakers, tambourines, Afucé/Cabasa, Clavés, bells & blocks, cymbals & gongs and percussion sound effects. He performs, records and teaches a wide range of musical styles including, Rock, Funk, R&B, Soul, Latin, Reggae, Blues, Jazz, contemporary & traditional Caribbean & African, and Pop.
“Jim Greiner is an accomplished and versatile percussionist, an outstanding educator and a very strong communicator. his enthusiasm for percussion and positive mind-set is exhibited in every event in which he participates“
– Steve Nigohosian, Artist Relations Manager, Latin Percussion Instruments
Jim’s areas of percussion expertise include: