Bernie Dresel

Alfred Author-Bernie Dresel
Bernie Dresel holds the drum chair for the Grammy nominated Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band and the Grammy Award winning Brian Setzer Orchestra. Modern Drummer magazine readers poll has selected him "Best Big Band Drummer" and Drum magazine has named him to their list of "53 Drummers Who Made a Difference in the 90s." He is a busy with LA session work as a versatile drummer and percussionist. Bernie has recorded/performed with Ben Vereen, Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr, Maynard Ferguson, David Byrne, the Rippingtons, Chaka Khan, Clare Fischer, Doc Severinson, Philip Bailey, Jeff Lorber, David Lindley, Keiko Matsui, Dolly Parton, and Andy Summers. In addition, TV scores such as Knot's Landing, Dallas, Suddenly Susan, Jag, and Star Trek's Next Generation, Voyager, Deep Space Nine, and Enterprise, The Simpsons, American Dad, The Family Guy, Pinky and the Brain, Animaniacs, and King of the Hill. Movie scores such as The Hulk, The Bourne Supremacy, and Mission Impossible 3. Bernie has earned a BM in Performance and Music Education from Eastman School of Music. He is also currently teaching at UNLV.