About

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.

Projects:
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

Current bands:

  • Thea Florea Quartett – Contemporary original jazz
  • The Florea – All female jazz group
  • The Florea Quartett – Playing original compositions by Thea Florea
  • Helen Pfaff – Singer and DJane
  • Midnight Ladies – Show and Party Band
  • Pillo Verde – Latin-Rock, Latin_Pop
  • Mara Quartett – Contemporary Jazz
  • Miss Mobile – Female Walk Act
  • Helen Pfaff – Walk Act
  • Escola de Samba – Drum Events

References:

  • Women in Jazz – Festival Halle 2010 w. Pitch the Fork and Deirdre Cartwright
  • Blues & Jazz Festival – Bamberg 2008 und 2017
  • 30A Songwriter`s Festival Florida – with Peter Karp
  • Auftritte in Live-Music Clubs in ganz Deutschland
  • SPD-Neujahrsempfang
  • Landesgartenschau
  • Strandfestival Rodgau
  • Museumsuferfest Ffm
  • Collegium Musicum Ffm
  • Collegium Musicum Mainz
  • Kurhaus Wiesbaden
  • Staatstheater Mainz
  • Siemens Karlsruhe
  • DFB Bundestag 2016
  • Sparkasse Hanau
  • Autopräsentation Mercedes Schloss Gartrop
  • Caritas Mainz
  • Deutscher Aero Club e.V.
  • Filmpark Babelsberg
  • Herrenkrug Hotel Magdeburg
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers AG
  • Marriott Hotel Bremen
  • Max-Planck-Institut Göttingen
  • Infraserv GmbH&Co
  • Gematik GmbH Berlin
  • SAP

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