Hazel Fruitman

Canada

As a lifelong drummer with a music education, I appreciate the opportunity to participate in the Hit Like A Girl contest.
In the last couple of years, it’s a great way to support our drum community during strenuous times.

Through music school, much of my musical career was in the 1990s playing with bands in venues up and down Toronto’s Queen St music scene. Although life, family and travel did take me away from it for a few years, I always managed to have a practice pad and sticks in hand throughout my travels; to keep up my chops.

Those who spend time with me for a drink or dinner will notice that I constantly tap away, as drumming is in my blood, its therapeutic and it’s life!

Over the years my influences come from Jazz, Fusion, Blues, Progressive Rock, Blues and 1970s genres with Buddy Rich, Dave Weckl and Steve Gadd as the gold standard of playing.

Nowadays, after realigning my drum passion, along with live music bouncing back, I’m fired up, playing in front of fans as the drummer for the punk/metal band; Miss Conduct.

From the first time hearing “Make the Road By Walking” by Menahan Street Band, I knew that I could support the musicality to still make it my own for this year’s submission, where its an honor to showcase it.
Thank you for your consideration. Instagram @hazebdrummin

14 Comments

  1. Jeanine Jeanine on March 11, 2022 at 12:20 pm

    Love it Hazel!!! Good luck. Also love your hair. You look beautiful.

    • HazeBDrummin HazeBDrummin on April 20, 2022 at 9:28 am

      Thanks so much Jeanine ❤️

      • auntnana on April 20, 2022 at 10:01 am

        You have the skill to change your playing and adapt to any repertoire! Love it!

        • HazeBDrummin HazeBDrummin on April 21, 2022 at 7:04 pm

          thanks so much

  2. Rasila Queen on March 12, 2022 at 7:07 am

    Great performance. I loved your choice of music too!

    Queenie

    • HazeBDrummin HazeBDrummin on April 20, 2022 at 9:30 am

      Means alot from you👊🏼 🥁on

  3. Sam on April 20, 2022 at 1:05 pm

    So proud to be backed by such an awesome human

    • HazeBDrummin HazeBDrummin on April 21, 2022 at 7:05 pm

      Thanks, its been fantastic gigging with you.

  4. Hunter77 on April 21, 2022 at 9:01 am

    You’re better with age, my dear. Keep empowering other drum ladies.

    • HazeBDrummin HazeBDrummin on April 21, 2022 at 7:05 pm

      thank you

  5. MariaWulf MariaWulf on April 21, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    Great job, Hazel. Like you, drums have had to take a back seat to life and family at times but I never completely gave it up. I also tap away on anything that’s in front of me 🙂

    • HazeBDrummin HazeBDrummin on April 22, 2022 at 7:26 pm

      It’s like second nature, tapping away.

  6. pjecool on April 22, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    Awesome!!!

  7. Kyla K on April 25, 2022 at 12:15 pm

    Awesome!!!

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