Efajemue Etoroma, Jr.

Efajemue Etoroma, Jr.

Efajemue Etoroma

Contact Information
La Corte Hall A-339

Fall 2020 Office Hours
Monday: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Efajemue Etoroma, Jr. is an in-demand drummer, producer, and educator who has worked with a diverse range of artists including Moonchild, Bennie Maupin, Zephyr Avalon, Urbana Worship, Common Souls, and Kanye West & The Sunday Service Choir. Efajemue’s stylistic versatility, expressive creativity, and deep musical instincts have afforded him opportunities to tour around the globe as well as work as a session drummer for a wide array of musical projects.

As a producer, Efajemue has released two EPs, Motions & Methods in 2019 and Fragile in 2017 that takes influence from jazz, hip hop, and electronic music. Also, Efajemue has released three singles, Me, Myself and I [feat. Josh Auckland and Zephyr Avalon] in 2020, Woke [feat. Teira Church] in 2018, and Love You [feat. Erin O’Neill] in 2017. Production has allowed him to create songs that tell stories about solitude, fear, joy, and peacefulness. His main goal is to create music that gives the listener the space to feel something.

Efajemue earned a Master of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts in 2015 and a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance from McGill University in Montreal, Canada in 2011. Efajemue has a strong commitment to sharing his experiences and expertise with the next generation by serving on the Drum Set and Music Production faculties at the Musicians Institute and as Drum Set lecturer at California State University Dominguez Hills. He is also a columnist for online music education websites Soundfly, and Bandzoogle. Efajemue uses Yamaha drums, Remo drumheads, Promark sticks, Puresound snare wires, Humes & Berg cases exclusively.