Donny Gruendler has Performed, Programmed,
Toured and Recorded Behind such diverse artists as
Kenny Burrell, John Medeski, D.J. Logic, Rhett Frazier
Inc., Rick Holmstrom, Rebecca St. James, iTunes first
unsigned Artist Jody Whitesides, Julia Fly, Denny Freeman
and numerous other independent Los Angeles based artists.
Consequently he has become and expert at performing
with backing tracks, manually triggering samples, and
playing with loops (both live and in the studio). Additionally,
he has programmed (and played on) numerous jingles
(Remax On the Blvd Radio/TV Campaigns, KFC, and NPR),
created content for sample and loop libraries (East
West, Eclectic Ensembles) and even writes Music for
TV and film.
Gruendler is a faculty member at Musicians Institute
(PIT) in Hollywood, CA, he is the author of Playing
With Drum Loops - How to Work with Loops, Samples and
Backing Tracks by Carl Fischer Publishing.