Artistic Director Eddie Dunlap


Eddie Dunlap Director MONDO Drummers


A native of Fort Worth, Eddie began playing drums professionally at the age of 10.  He has a life of experience in drum set, hand drums and percussion, and spent months at a time in Rio de Janiero learning, teaching, and playing.  He performed as the resident drummer for Jubilee Theater in Fort Worth, TX, with musicians Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Mose Alison, with French tap dancer Sarah Petronio, and with West African dancer Titus Fotso. Eddie was also a founding member of Fort Worth jazz group Master Cylinder.  He has hosted workshops through the Van Cliburn Foundation with the Brazilian percussion group Uakti, and internationally renowned percussionist Evelyn Glennie as well as provided hand percussion accompaniment to the Debbie Allen Dance Institute.

Eddie founded Mondo Drummers in 1994 with the help and inspiration of Jubilee Theater founders, Rudy and Marian Eastman.  Eddie’s commitment to children can be seen in his 16 years of dedication to teaching children the fun and excitement of music.  His hands-on approach to teaching has put smiles on the faces of thousands of students who have benefited from his instruction, and has helped many students in their future paths to advanced educations in the arts.

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