Sakae Artist: Jeff Lardner

When it comes to professional drummers in the U.K., there are only a tiny handful genuinely capable of excelling in such a wide diversity of styles as Jeff Lardner. This is evinced by the roll-call of stars queuing to engage his talents. Pop legends such as Van Morrison, Kylie Minogue, Joss Stone and Mark Knopfler. Jazz and Soul stars Georgie Fame, Natalie Cole, Helen Shapiro and The Three Degrees. Orchestral performances with the Bournemouth Symphony, the London Concert and the BBC Big Band in venues from Birmingham Symphony Hall to the London Palladium. After touring with Jeff, national treasure Alexander Armstrong described him as, ‘A miracle of taste, sensitivity and with matchless time’, nicknaming him ‘the constant Lardner’. Few amongst the musical community would argue.

Jeff’s ability to effortlessly hold down West End residencies with such differing demands as huge hits ‘Guys & Dolls’ and ‘Dancing In The Street’ has led to his presence being required in scores of the most coveted positions in the industry, from notably performing on the BBC smash ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ to appearances on the greatest ever British chat show ‘Parkinson’ and recording movie soundtracks such as the cult arthouse hit ‘Le Weekend’. He is now a regular fixture on dozens of live TV shows in the U.K. Jeff also proudly endorses Paiste Cymbals, Remo Skins and Vic Firth Drum Sticks.

Jeff is currently booked for a huge run of the Fred Astaire-celebrating show ‘Remembering Fred’ throughout April and May 2017.

"It’s an absolute privilege to play and endorse Sakae drums. I really love their vintage sound and incredible build quality. The Trilogy drums cover such a variety of musical situations and as a gigging musician, one couldn’t ask for more. I’m very proud to be associated with the legendary Sakae drum company."

Jeff Lardner

Jeff's Big Band Set-Up

Trilogy Series

Proprietary Maple/Poplar/Maple 3-ply shells with 4-ply North American Maple reinforcement rings.

  • Mint Oyster Pearl
  • 20 x 14 Bass drum
  • 12 x 8 Tom
  • 14 x 14 Floor tom
  • 16 x 16 Floor tom
  • 14 x 5.5 snare drum

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Jeff's Pop Set-Up

Trilogy Series

Proprietary Maple/Poplar/Maple 3-ply shells with 4-ply North American Maple reinforcement rings.

  • Mint Oyster Pearl
  • 22 x 16 Bass drum
  • 10 x 8 Tom
  • 12 x 8 Tom
  • 14 x 14 Floor tom
  • 16 x 16 Floor tom
  • 14 x 5.5 snare drum

more about Trilogy →

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