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KJ Sawka



With MEINL since:



October 10, 1977

Zodiac Sign:


Place of birth:

Seattle, WA

Currently living in:

Seattle, WA

Favorite MEINL cymbal:

Byzance Traditional Medium Ride 20"

Drumming since:


Car that you currently drive:

2010 Toyota Prius

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

Spend time with my Corianne, family, program and produce music, read, pull ups, push ups, watch hilarious movies and talk about ridiculous things.

Favorite Food:


Favorite Drink:

Kombucha tea


Jay Roberts, Steve Smith

Highlight of your career so far:

2002 Phoenix Festival in Washington State. I will never forget having an out of body experience while playing the 3rd 8 hour set of trance n' bass...looking down at myself in multi dimensions, playing the most complex, mind altering drum breaks.  

Drumming strengths:

Jungle, Drum and Bass beats.  chick,,, chick,,, BOOOM !!!

Drumming means to me:

Drumming is grounding, calming, centering and meditative.  Drumming fills my soul with harmony and energy.  Through drumming,  I feel total connection and understanding.

Advice for up and coming drummers:

Practice until you bleed. Heal up, then practice till you bleed. Repeat this until you feel so connected to the drums, you'll need to peel them from your skin.  

How would you describe yourself:

Centered but scattered. Calm but insane. Electrified but sleepy. Connected but torn.  Human but alien. Enlightened brain waves through an earth tube.  

When I look back on my life one day, I would like to be able to say:

I was dedicated to being the best I could ever imagine myself to be. What ever I did, I was determined to have as much fun at manifesting my own reality and destiny. One thought could and will change the world.