Jamie Papish – World Music Percussionist

Percussionist for Hire

As a percussionist for hire since 2000, Jamie has performed and recorded with many LA based world music groups and ensembles including:

The Chants (2020-current) – Original music composed by Jamie & Kevin Fraser to move your spirit

The Yuval Ron Ensemble (2001-current) – Traditional Middle Eastern/Armenian/Turkish/Qawalli/Sufi

Asher Shasho Levy and Aram Soba (2017 – current) – Sephardic music from the Jews of Aleppo and the diaspora

Chloe Pourmorady Ensemble – (2017 – current) – Original and Traditional compositions influenced by the Persian, Sephardic, Greek and Armenian musical traditions

Nashuva Band (2004 – current)– Hebrew Prayers sung over Contemporary/R&B/Afro-Cuban/Spiritual/Eastern European and Middle Eastern melodies

Rimonim Band (2009 – current)-Hebrew Prayers sung over Contemporary/R&B/Afro-Cuban/Spiritual/Eastern European and Middle Eastern melodies

Mahadev (2011 – current)– Contemporary blend of Indian/Middle Eastern/Balkan/African/Latin/Jazz

Raw Chili (2016 – 2019) Latin Based Fusion

Erkin Abdulla (2016 – current) Central Asian Traditional and Flamenco Based Contemporary

Cantor Richard Schwartz (2010 – current) – Hebrew Prayers sung over Contemporary/R&B/Afro-Cuban/Spiritual/Eastern European and Middle Eastern melodies

The Stefani Valadez Ensemble (2005 – current) – Music from the Sephardic, Turkish, Greek, Brazilian, Klezmer, Mexican, Hebrew, Gypsy traditions

Ali Pajouheshgar & Mehrdad Arabi (2018 – current) – Persian/Spiritual

Kimberly Haynes (2018 – current) Spiritual, Singer Songwriter

Heyraneh (2006 – 2011) – Persian/Spiritual

The Ava Nahas Ensemble (2007 – 2011)  – Original Percussion compositions with Vocals

The iSTWest Ensemble (2008 – 2012) Traditional and Contemporary Turkish/Flamenco

Donna De Lory (2010 – current) Spiritual, R&B, Kirtan, Latin

As a percussionist for hire, Jamie is extremely hard working, reliable, organized, prepared, has great managerial skill and presents himself well. He is easy going, attentive to the clients needs and does not complain when the conditions of performance are less than ideal.  Jamie has many connections in the Los Angeles World Music scene and is the go to person when a party planner or promoter wants world music for an event. In addition he has a full sound system for smaller events.

This is what Bandleaders have said about Jamie:

Aside from being a trustworthy guy & the most dependable musician I’ve yet to meet, Jamie strives at opening to new
rhythms & cultures, pushing himself to a higher level of musicianship while serving the greater community. He works hard
and his dedication is unmatched. On top of all that, he is a pleasure to work with and his grooves move people to joyful

Stefani Valadez, Bandleader of the Stefani Valadez Ensemble http://www.stefanivaladezmusic.com/


Jamie Papish is a pleasure to work with. His commitment, hard work and good heart is in everything that he does on stage and beyond it. His versatility and long list of hand percussion instruments he brings have been one of the important elements of the Yuval Ron Ensemble musical arrangements since 2001. I love his sound on the dumbek and udu and his energetic performances in each of our shows which have presented all over the US and internationally.

Yuval Ron, Bandleader of the Yuval Ron Ensemble www.yuvalronmusic.com

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