Juno Award and Jazz Report winning drummer, Lorne Matthew Nehring is originally from Montreal where he began playing piano, saxophone and drums. Lorne studied percussion and began his jazz studies at McGill University. He has studied with noted Toronto drum teacher and author, Jim Blackley as well as with American jazz great Keith Copeland in New York City.
Lorne is a much-in-demand musician in all aspects of “live” performance as well as in the recording studio. “The Tom Reynolds Trio” constitutes Lorne’s primary playing and recording focus at this time. This trio has produced one CD, while the second release is currently in production and is due out soon. Lorne has worked extensively in the theater, having performed in the orchestras of “Little Shop of Horrors”, “Piaf”, “Dreamland”, “Cookin’ at the Cookery”. In recent years Lorne was heard in the Stratford Festival production of the G.F Walker/John Roby musical, “King Of Thieves”.
Lorne Matthew Nehring is an accomplished teacher who for fourteen years was the director of, and instructor at the much-respected Drum School at Long & McQuade on Bloor St. in Toronto. Lorne is currently a drum set instructor at Humber College in Toronto. Lorne recently completed a Masters Degree in Jazz Studies at York University focusing his research on the relationship between improvisation and its current and future role in jazz education.
Lorne has played and recorded with the finest Canadian and international musicians and groups including: Tom Reynolds, George Koller, Jeff Coffin, Michael Occhipinti, Bob DeAngelis, John MacLeod, David Braid, Aaron Davis, Neal Swainson, Richard Underhill, Nancy Walker, Cocada, Rob McConnell, Bernie Senensky, Dave Young, Manteca, Alex Dean, Guido Basso, Freeflight, John Roby, Scott Alexander, Gord Sheard, John Sheard, Alannah Myles, Jim Lewis, Phil Dwyer, Kirk MacDonald, Victor Bateman, Devotion, Susannah McCorkle, Reg Schwager, Bob Brough, Duncan Hopkins, Carol McCartney, Roberto Occhipinti, Michael Stuart, Pat Coleman, Ed Bickert, Moe Koffman, Peter Appleyard, Jonathan Goldsmith, Joey Goldstein, Holly Cole, Warren Chiasson, Doug Riley, Frank Wright, The Tait Brothers, The Jazz Mechanics, The Canadian Jazz Quartet, The Rick Tait Big Band, Molly Johnson, Jackie Richardson, Tabby Johnson, Jack Grunsky, Mashmakhan, Henry Heillig, Russ Little, Carlos Lopes and many others.
Lorne plays Headhunter Sticks and Creations