Conor Meehan

Artist Associate in Jazz Drums
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At Williams since 2005

Biography

Conor Meehan is an Artist Associate in Jazz Drums at Williams College. He is a versatile and sought after drummer and pandeiro player who has performed internationally and appeared on over 25 recordings. While still working on his bachelor’s degree, he began touring with blues guitarist Albert Cummings, hip-hop group Heiruspecs, and singer-songwriter Sonya Kitchell. Conor has performed in Japan, Europe, Brazil and all over the U.S. including the 2007 Bonnaroo Music Festival and has also appeared on several TV shows, including “Late Night with David Letterman.”

In addition to performing regularly, Conor maintains a busy teaching schedule as an adjunct faculty member at Williams College since 2005.  He’s also taught at the “Chappaqua Rocks” summer workshops in 2008, and will be a faculty member at the 28th annual “Jazz in July” summer jazz workshop at UMASS Amherst in 2009.

Conor currently lives in New York City where regularly plays with many different artists including, Tessa Souter Band, Brazilian group Nos Daqui, Charles Neville Quartet, Matt Kanelos and also did a recent US tour with Honeyhoney.  Conor earned a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance from SUNY Purchase (2004) where He studied John Riley.  He’s also studied with Matt Wilson, Gary Chaffee, and Randy Kaye among others.