Daniel Dufour

Look for me as your drummer each week at the 8:45 worship service.

I am also a freelance percussionist whose influences cover many genres of music. After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Percussion Performance at Sam Houston State University, I moved to Austin, Texas and received a Master’s Degree in Jazz Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. This great city has given me the opportunity to play with many great musicians including Pete Rodriquez, Gabriel Santiago, Justin Vasquez, Lynn Seaton, Mitch Watkins, Suzi Stern, Andre Hayward, Ephraim Owens, Elias Haslanger (our FPCA pianist!), Red Young, Kevin Lovejoy, Woody Witt, Joe LoCascio, Rotem Sivan, Randy Brecker, Luis Perdomo, Roberto Quintero, Kirk Covington, Maria Schneider, and Joshua Redman.

I have been a part of many festivals in the greater South East region of Texas. Such appearances included the Corpus Christi Jazz Festival, the Jazz'S Alive Festival in San Antonio, the SHSU Bill Watrous Jazz Festival, and the Temple College Jazz Festival.

I am also an endorsing artist for Aquarian Drum Heads, Innovative Percussion Sticks, Zildjian Cymbals, and Canopus Drums.