Passion, Feel & Musicality

Need a drummer who can sound like he’s been in your band for years on the first night? I can do that. Need a drummer who can harmonize vocals on the fly, read charts and follow cues on stage? That’s me. Need a musician with professionalism, a can-do attitude and a fantastic groove? Me again. Need a vocalist who can cop styles, read charts, remember lyrics, and arrange vocals? Yep, I got that.

Click the link below and let me know how I can help. Let’s make some music.

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JLP_5323T“There are a lot of guys with chops, and Ganesh is certainly one of them, but don’t hire him for that reason. Hire him because he’s a great player who’s also great to have around. How many chop monsters do you know that you wouldn’t want to share a bus with for more than five minutes? Exactly. Tons. You know who you are, fellas.

Ganesh has been involved with and passionate about music since he was eight. In addition to drums and lead vocals, he not only plays guitar, but can sing all the thirds and fifths you need. Stick a 57 near his face and head for the chorus. He’s got your backups.

Though he has performed live literally thousands of times, across the nation and around the globe, he still finds it fresh and exciting. If you need a guy, he’s the guy. ” ~ Jim Hodgson, Atlanta Banana

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Ganesh is currently involved in the following projects: Copy Editor/Contributor 2011-present Drumhead Magazine Jonathon Mover, publisher; Heather Smith, managing editor Visit for samples. Drums/Vocals/Composition/Arrangement 2011-present Agent Cooper, Atlanta, GA Original Southern Progressive rock band. Visit media for work samples. Drums/Vocals/Arrangement 2011-present Electric Avenue, Atlanta, GA 80s Synth-Pop tribute. Drums and vocal arrangements. Visit for work samples. Drums/Vocals/Arrangement 2011-present The Reynolds & Williams Band, Atlanta, GA Original Jam/Alternative band. Visit media for work samples. Percussion/Vocals 2012-present Sazerac, Atlanta, GA New Orleans-inspired rock and soul classics. Vocals/Drums/Music Director 2010-present ILL Eagles, Atlanta, GA Eagles tribute band (Don Henley’s role) Manage schedules, staffing, vocal/instrumental arrangements, rehearsal director, live sound. Vocals/Guitar/Music Director 2009-present Yacht Rock Schooner, Atlanta, GA Late 70s – early 80s smooth rock cover band. Manage schedules, staffing, vocal/instrumental arrangements, rehearsal director, live sound. Drum Instructor/Show Director 2008-present School of Rock, Atlanta, GA Individual drum instruction, students ages 7-17 Show Director: AC/DC, Modern Rock, 90’s Rock, Rush. Handled arrangements, ran rehearsals, Gtr/Bass/Drums/Voice instruction for kids ages 7-17. Casting consultant. Ran live sound. Vocals/Drums 2007-present Yacht Rock Revue, Atlanta, GA Late 70s – early 80s smooth rock cover band. Substitute drummer and vocalist for this popular local act. Head Kirtan Walla 2001-present Kashi Atlanta, Atlanta GA Performance/musical director, devotional chanting group Handle staffing/scheduling/arranging/education Vocals/Kohl drum/Harmonium/live sound
Ganesh Giri Jaya, drummer in Atlanta GA


I’ve been playing drums for 30 years. I’m obsessed with timekeeping and the mystery of feel. I’m comfortable with most forms of American music, particularly Pop, Rock, Funk, R&B and Jazz. I love Latin Jazz and have been experimenting with it a lot lately. I’ve been heavily influenced by Jeff Porcaro, Sonny Emory, Jeff Sipe, ‘Sput” Searight, Omar Hakim, JR Robinson and early Tony Williams.

Ganesh Giri Jaya, vocalist in Atlanta, GA


I’ve been a vocalist for over 30 years. I was selected as a Georgia All-State tenor twice. I’m comfortable reading and can handle many different styles of voice, including Rock, Pop, Classical, Jazz and Soul. I have a passion for love songs, and I’ve been heavily influenced by Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Steve Walsh, Sam Cooke, Joni Mitchell, Imogen Heap, Harry Connick, Jr. and Kenny Loggins.

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