Freelance Drummer, Percussionist, Composer, located in Frankfurt a.M./Germany, playing gigs, recording, teaching and working in different projects. Thea plays a wide array of genres, from classical music to jazz, blues, rock, pop, latin, brazil.
Thea Florea studied Jazz-Drums and Orchestra Percussion at Berklee College of Music, Boston, FMW Frankfurter Berufsfachschule für Jazz- und Popularmusik and at Musikhochschule Mainz.
Thea is involved in numerous musical projects, currently playing with her own group, The Thea Florea Quartett, for which she also composes, Singer/Saxophonist Kathi Monta, Jazz Groups Duo Here- Trio Now! and Open Space Project, All Female Jazz Group The Floreas Singer Helen Pfaff, Latin Rock-Pop Group Pillo Verde and Drum Events with Escola-de-Samba.
Thea teaches private drum lessons in her studio in Frankfurt/Main.
Some of her favorite drummers include: David Garibaldi, Vinnie Colaiuta, Tony Williams, Steve Gadd, Elvin, Jones, Dave Weckl, Stewart Copeland, Terri Lyne Carrington.
Thea Florea Quartett – Contemporary Original Jazz
Duo Here – Trio Now! – Contemporary Original Jazz
Open Space Project – Contemporary Jazz Classics and Originals
Helen Pfaff – Singer and Djane
Kathi Monta- Singer, Saxophonist, DJane, female walk act Miss Mobile
The Floreas- All Female Jazz Group
Pillo Verde –Latin Pop- Rock
Escola-De-Samba – Drum Events