Jamil Byrom and the Grown Folks
On Sunday August 19th, I went to Louie Louie’s Piano Bar in Deep Ellum during their “Lockjohnsons Playhouse” event to hear Jamil Byrom’s group performing. In addition to being a first call drummer in most styles in the DFW area, Jamil is known as a winner of the national Guitar Center Drumoff competition in 2005/2006. He has also performed with a wide variety of well known touring artists and maintains a busy teaching schedule. His group Jamil Byrom and the Grown Folks mostly plays modern jazz originals written by Jamil and members of the group. The group really wowed the audience with the exciting nature of the selections and the skill with which they executed them. All the players are great performers/improvisers and clearly were having fun!