Hazel Fruitman

As a lifelong drummer with a music education, I appreciate the opportunity to participate in the Hit Like A Girl contest. I started playing at 8 years old with the support of my parents and grew up playing snare drum recitals, high school bands, and finished my musical studies in college. My father made sure that all my extra energy was focused towards music and drumming. Whenever Buddy Rich was on television, I was called into the room to sit and watch. I recall always being placed to stand behind or side of live performances to watch the drummers.

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 had 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, I’m looking to realign my drum passion with a career in the industry. A play on triplets in odd time signatures, I’m honored to showcase my composition, “Oddly Trippin’ Stride”. Thank you for your consideration. Instagram @hazebdrummin

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  1. cfee on March 10, 2021 at 1:35 am

    Hello young lady, it’s impressiv path in drums you wrote, and what i noticed is your parents who cared about since very young, it s a big gift. bravo to them, and to you. it’s inspiring emulation to discover you. Merci to be here !

    • Hazel Fruitman on April 7, 2021 at 5:25 pm

      hi cfee. thanks so much, I owe it all to my father for keeping me on the right path. I appreciate it.??

  2. Rasila queen on March 10, 2021 at 5:18 am

    Very brave to play without music, and very tasty too!


    • Hazel Fruitman on April 7, 2021 at 5:27 pm

      It was fun to come up with the groove, glad that it satisfied?

  3. Diand Hirakawa on March 10, 2021 at 7:10 am

    Great time signatures! Right up there with Neil Peart and RUSH.

    • Hazel Fruitman on April 7, 2021 at 5:28 pm

      Thanks for noticing Diand, I do aspire to be on that caliber.?

  4. auntnana on April 19, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    Unique composition and fascinating chops. Family encouragement and support always shows through.

    • Hazel Fruitman on April 20, 2021 at 3:17 pm

      Thanks for realizing the spirit in my playing, auntnana

  5. pfnb on May 2, 2021 at 9:30 am

    I like your intricate time beat. Very creative. It indicates you learning skills and commitment to this craft. Best of luck!

    • Hazel Fruitman on May 2, 2021 at 7:50 pm

      Thanks for taking notice, much appreciated

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