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Donald Barrett


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Donald Barrett was born in Waukegan, Illinois, on January 30, 1978. Donald began playing drums at the age of three. His playing started in the church where he became self-taught until he reached high school. When Donald reached Thornridge High School, he was inspired to be in every playing situation he could from jazz band, marching band, and concert band.

In 1996 Donald Barrett graduated Thornridge High School and received a scholarship to study at Northern Illinois University. While attending the university Donald was a member of the NIU Jazz Ensemble and was fortunate to perform and study with some of the greats in jazz music such as Professor Ron Carter, Clerk Terry, and Wynton Marsalis.

In June, 2003, Donald relocated from Chicago to Los Angeles, California where he landed a touring gig on the first day of his arrival. Since Donald has been living in Los Angeles, he has been touring, recording, and performing on television and movies with world famous artists such as: Jesse McCartney, Seal, Impromp2, Aly&AJ.

In 2012 Donald began the year with Hollywood recording artist ZZ Ward on a European tour supported by soul singer Allen stone. Donald went on to perform a string of shows for multi-platinum artist and reality TV star Toni Braxton. The summer of 2012 Donald served as the Musical Director for Grammy Award winning artist Colbie Caillat. The tour included artists Gavin Degraw and Andy Grammer. Donald has been working with Colbie Caillat since the release of her third studio album in 2011 entitled “All of You”.

Upcoming tour plans:

August - Toni Braxton
September - George Benson
November - Colbie Caillat TV Promo




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