Loraine Faina

Loraine Faina's Biography

Originally from upstate New York, Loraine Faina is currently on tour with Peabo Bryson. She has been awarded a Masters of Music Education from Florida International University in 1998 and earned her Bachelors at Oswego State University in New York. Loraine is an endorser of both Yamaha Drums and Zildjian Cymbals. She is a recipient of many honors for outstanding musical achievements including the Sisters in Jazz collegiate competition. Loraine has performed with many musical legends such as Arturo Sandoval, Clark Terry, Nat Addrely, Dr. Billy Taylor, Don Menza, Nestor Torres, Antonio Hart, Mike Vax, Regina Belle & Roberta Flack. Loraine is aggressively pursuing her career as a drummer with aspirations of forming her own group.

Professional Performance Experience: Performed with Arturo Snadoval, Paquito D'Rivera, Nestor Torres, Clark Terry, Don Menza, Nat Adderley,Antonio Hart, Rob Bargad,Gary Campbell, Nicky Orta, Mike Orta, Mike Gerber, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Dennis Noday and Ira Sullivan. Currently on tour with Peabo Bryson.

1990 - present Concerts and Club Engagements:

Randy Bernsen Trio – Jazz/Fusion
Dana Paul and the Nantucket Sound – Jazz/Pop/Soul
Scott Reese – Progressive/Alternative Rock
Dr. Lonnie Smith – Jazz
Loraine Faina Quartet – Jazz/Fusion
Loraine Faina Trio – Jazz/Fusion
Beverly Barkley and the Heavies – Jazz/Pop
Access Denied – Rock
Higher Ground – Reggae/Caribbean
SOBE Blues – Rhythm and Blues
Hartline – Rhythm and Blues
J.B. Scott – Dixieland
Alan Harris – Jazz vocal
Juanita Dixon – Jazz/Blues vocal
Scott Marischen – Jazz Harp

International Association of Jazz Educators – New York
International Association of Jazz Educators – Chicago
Tri State Jazz Festival – Cleveland
Mid-West Band And Orchestra Clinic – Chicago
Hollywood Jazz Festival – Hollywood, FL
Maceio Jazz Festival – Maceio, Brazil
Coconut Groove Arts Festival – Miamy
Quinto Jazz Festival – Quito, Ecuador

Big Band:
Florida International University Jazz Band Melton Mustafa Orchestra
Dennis Noday and the Stan Kenton Orchestra
Mike Shane Big Band
Paul Kohen Big Band
Oswego State University Jazz Band

1986 - 1990:
Freefall – Vocal/Jazz/Fusion
Shades – Jazz/Fusion
Solid State/State Singers – Jazz/Rock ensemble

1983 - 1990:
Extensive engagements in musical plays and operas

Recording Experience:
• Loraine Faina Trio (with Mike Orta, piano and Nicky Ort, bass), Kevin Kaufman Studio, West Palm Beach, Florida, 1997
• Smai Sarkis, Miami, 1996
• FIU Jazz Band, Outline Studios, North Miami, Florida 1995-96
• Jazz Quartet with Paul Banman, Studio Center One, North Miami, Florida 1993
• Access Denied, Oultine Studios, North Miami, Florida 1992
• Jazz Quartet with Mike Gerber, Studio Center One, North Miami, Florida 1992
• Richard Brookens Sax Quartet, Downtown Recording Studio, Hollywood, Florida 1992
• Oswego State University jazz Band, Air Studios, Montserrat, British West Indies, 1989

Loraine Faina

Gear List

Recording CustomSD-465MK 14"x6.5"Manu Katche Sig. SeriesBD-922Y 22"x16" TT-910Y 10"x9"TT-912Y 12"x10"FT-914Y 14"x14"FT-916Y 16"x16"