Jamie Holmes

Jamie Holmes has been an active member in the Ottawa music scene for the past 12 years and is one of the most sought-after drummers in the area. With over 20 years of experience, Jamie has gained a vast amount of knowledge and experience on and off the stage and can be seen regularly working with numerous bands playing jazz, fusion, funk, blues, rock, pop, Latin,  hip-hop and just about everything in between.


Jamie’s joy, passion, and creativity shine when he sits down at the kit which has allowed him to be currently holding the drum chair for some of the cities finest acts such as The Prime Rib Big Band, Michael C. Hanna, Sly High, The Chocolate Hot Pockets, Rock Steadies and HOROJO Trio who took home the Gold in the 2020 International Blues Challenge.


Jamie has performed in Canada, United States, Europe, Australia, the South Pacific Islands, and most recently for the troops in Africa.  


He performed on the JW-Jones album “Belmont Boulevard” which earned a JUNO Award nomination for Blues Album of the Year in 2015.


In addition to playing in small combos as well as large ensembles, Holmes is a passionate drum set teacher who specializes in reading/counting, co-ordination, various music styles and the importance of “working in a band.” Currently, Jamie is currently one of the drum set instructors at Carleton University in their music program.

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Jamie proudly endorses Dream Cymbals and Gongs and Los Cabos Drumsticks.