Chris Wabich

Music Faculty Faculty

Chris Wabich

Music Faculty Faculty


Grammy nominee Chris Wabich is a highly regarded and original voice on the drumset, steel drum, and percussion in Los Angeles. His versatility as both a musician and producer is evident in the diverse range of artists he collaborates with. Chris has been heard performing with Ludacris, Sting, Leonard Cohen, Stanley Jordan, Brian Johnson (AC/DC), Sheila E., Mark Murphy, “Joe’s Garage” produced by Gail Zappa and the Zappa Family, Steve Tyrell, Billy Vera, John Oats (Hall and Oates), Turkish superstar Omar Faruk, Trinidad superstar Boogsie Sharpe, Prog Rock legends Kevin Ayers (Soft Machine), and Richard Sinclair (Caravan). His contributions also extend to soundtracks, including “Malcolm in the Middle,” “American Idol,” “Better Homes and Gardens,” “Wild California” IMAX, and Lalo Shifrin’s “After The Sunset.”

Notably, Chris Wabich recently received the COLA master solo artist grant, marking him as the first percussionist to ever perform a solo show at the LA Grand Performances series (scheduled for June 2024). Over the years, he has been a featured artist at 29 Percussive Arts Society Day of Percussion conventions and is proudly sponsored by INNOVATIVE PERCUSSION sticks, TYCOON percussion, ROLAND electronics, TURKISH cymbals, CADESON drums, and REMO drumheads.

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