Patrick Van BelleCherry Hill
Patrick Van Belle is a multi-styled, solid, dependable drummer who can easily move from straight-ahead jazz to rock to funk to hip-hop and back again. He plays hard softly, enhancing but never overpowering, demonstrating that sometimes less is more. A true artist that plays for the moment, Patrick believes that “You always play for the song.”
Drumming isn’t Patrick’s only passion. His skill as a teacher is crowning. Patrick began teaching in 1987. Patrick also instructs clinics at local High schools and music stores. When not teaching, Patrick is engaged in many creative activities. He keeps a busy schedule as a freelance artist, session musician, and touring drummer. He has worked with many wonderful artists like Platinum selling artist Dean Davidson (Britny Fox) and Grammy Award winning producer John Rollo(Whitney Houston, Joe Cocker). Currently, you can see him with Veteran Blues man Georgie Bonds ( Look out for the current PBS documentary “Georgie Bonds sings the Blues” featuring Patrick ) and local sax hero Eric Haltmeier’s Jazz trio.