Commercial Music-Emphasis Drum Performance
Artist's BiographyJared Ribble was born in Neenah, Wisconsin. It was growing up in this small paper industry town that God cultivated in young Jared a desire to play drums. His parents graciously bought him his first drum set when he was nine years old, and helped him get weekly private lessons that he continued through high school graduation.
Jared then went on to attend Belmont University-Nashville, TN and graduated in May of 2001. Here he studied Commercial Music-Percussion Performance, with private instructors Todd London (master percussionist), and world-renowned drummer, Chester Thompson (Genesis, Phil Collins). During this time Ribble performed with trumpeter Phil Driscoll, Broadway and contemporary Christian artist Jonathan Pierce, and singer/songwriter Byron Keith. It was also at Belmont that Jared met and played with Denver Bierman, lead singer and founder of Denver and the Mile High Orchestra. Jared joined the group in August of 2000.
Residing in Nashville, TN, Jared is touring and recording with the contemporary big band, Denver and the Mile High Orchestra. With them, Jared has performed on six of the group's albums and tours. He was also the drummer for their Live at Long Hollow DVD released in 2006 and their Winter Wonderland CD/DVD released in 2007. With Denver and the Mile High Orchestra, Jared has performed all around the world including performances at the 2002 Winter Olympics, 2004 Summer Olympics, and the house band for the 36th Annual Gospel Music Awards (Dove Awards).
Ribble also holds down an extensive recording schedule in the On Digital Ground Studio House Band, composes for the music group Storyteller, and frequently plays on the worship team of Grace Pointe-Nashville, where he regularly attends. In 2003 he found himself touring on the Presidential Prayer Team Tour, performing with the contemporary Christian artist Jimmy Fedd. In 2006 Jared performed as the house band drummer for gospel music's talent search show, Gifted, hosted by Backstreet Boy's Brian Littrell. Jared can also be seen weekly performing as the house band drummer for TBN's The Dino Show. At the end of 2007, Jared performed weekly on the hit television show on Fox entitled Next Great American Band with such bands as Denver & the Mile High Orchestra and The Clark Brothers.
Not only is Jared a competent drummer, but he also excels in business. He is co-owner of ADVANTAGE MUSIC PRODUCTION, a company that seeks out and helps produce recordings for new and talented artists. In 2002, Reel Loud Records asked Jared to come on their executive staff as Vice-President of Operations. Here, he helps find, and promote the recording careers of innovative and talented artists.
Jared Ribble looks down a bright road as he moves forward his career in touring, recording and business. Doing this, Jared is able to pursue his passion for creating excellent music, while finding young talent, encouraging them to achieve their dreams.