VanPort Jazz

Big Band Jazz

 Jeremy Quinn began playing drum set in his hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada at the age of 10. Early on he got the opportunity to play at his uncle's weekly church services on Sunday mornings. This is when Jeremy realized he loved to perform in front of an audience. During middle school, Jeremy moved to Eagle, Idaho, a suburb of Boise. He continued playing percussion in school and began learning mallet instruments as well as concert percussion. During High School, Jeremy participated in Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Choir, Pep Band, and Orchestra. Jeremy discovered his love of teaching through being the captain of his high school drumline, as well as helping teach and conduct the freshman band during his senior year.

Jeremy studied at the University of Idaho and received his degree in Instrumental Music Education and Percussion Performance.  During his time at UI, he was in the top Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band I, Marching Band, Percussion Ensemble, Orchestra, Jazz Choir, Jazz Combos, and Dancers Drummers Dreamers.

While in college, Jeremy had the opportunity to be the Drumline and Front Ensemble coach for Clarkston High School in Clarkston, Washington. He was also the Front Ensemble coach for Mt. Spokane High School in Spokane, Washington. He's been asked to be a guest director for Moscow High School's Marching Band Camp. He's helped run multiple honor band camps under the direction of Spencer Martin in Bend, Oregon and Boise, Idaho.

Jeremy student taught in the West Valley District in Yakima, Washington under the direction of Maegan Ley and Rich Rees as well Jeremy Freisz and Tyler Jones.

Jeremy moved to Battle Ground, Washington in July of 2018. He teaches private percussion lessons and performs in multiple ensembles, including the Vanport Jazz Band and Portland Wind Symphony. He is the percussion specialist at Prairie High School and is beginning to be a more frequent guest at schools in the area.

In Vanport Jazz Band, Jeremy plays on a Ludwig “Questlove” Breakbeat Set. Although his cymbal choices tend to change, he has been consistently using a 21” Sweet Ride and 14” New Beat Hi Hats.