JEREMIAH JAHVAN COBBS
Jeremiah began drumming for his church at the age of eleven. In high school, he joined the Performing Arts Academy where he played drums for the advanced jazz and theatrical pit bands, and served as the drum line section leader in the marching band.
In 2012, he began drumming with a local rock and roll band called “The Jamming Nachos.” The band performs both original
and cover songs and is currently working on recording their first album.
In April 2013, Jeremiah was selected as one of the national contestant’s in the NAACP’s ACT-SO (Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics) Competition. ACT-SO is a year-long program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students. The competition is held at the annual NAACP National Convention.
In May 2013, Jeremiah auditioned for Disney’s “Shake It Up” star and “Dancing with the Stars” runner-up Zendaya Coleman. Jeremiah was selected as the drummer during her 13-city North America & Canada tour to promote her new album with Hollywood Records.
In June 2014, Jeremiah graduated from high school and began attending college with plans to earn his business and music degree.
During 2013-2015, Jeremiah began hosting clinics and sheds for drummers around the bay area. The drum clinics and sheds are 12-hour open sessions for musicians to exchange information, skills and knowledge. With the continued help of his supporters, Jeremiah hopes to continue the sessions.
In 2015, Jeremiah was introduced to D’wayne Wiggins, best known as the founding member of the group Tony Toni Tone, who he worked with as a drum coach to youth during his summer music camp. The School of Music takes place in Jeremiah’s hometown, Oakland, CA.
Jeremiah continues to perform at various public venues, including music festivals and fundraising events with local bands.
Jeremiah’s drumming skills includes a variety of musical genres, from gospel, jazz, rock, pop, funk, and R&B.
You can see more of him at the following links:
You Tube: The Jamming Nachos
Facebook: Jeremiah Cobbs