Born and raised in Flint, Michigan, Caleb Robinson is a multi-talented drummer who has been playing and learning the craft since the young age of three. He was inspired by watching his father play the drums at his grandparent’s church, and soon received his first pair of drumsticks to play at church, too. Under the early tutelage of his father, he learned the ins and outs of drumming while also teaching himself along the way. He later studied under percussion instructor/coach John Hill who’s on the faculty at the Flint School of Performing Arts.
Along with drums, Caleb also plays bass and produces music. He describes his musical style as aggressive yet dynamic which can be compared to some of his musical influences like Tony Williams, Isaiah Rashad, Elvin Jones, Omar Hakim, and Vinnie Colaiuta. Like them, Caleb plays by the beat of his own drum, choosing to create and work with music that’s more embedded in jazz fusion and Hip-Hop; two genres that bring out the best in him.
In 2020, Caleb earned an Associate’s Degree in Fine Arts & Social Sciences at Mott Community College where he also received The Outstanding Music Sophomore Year Student award. Keeping the momentum going, he frequently participated in Jazz on Wheels, a non-profit mobile concert series in his hometown of Flint, while also growing the following on his YouTube channel where he does live drum covers of popular and beloved songs.
Caleb is currently putting the finishing touches on his upcoming album that is a reflection of the past two years of his life. On the album, listeners will hear him tell an interesting story with very few words. When asked about the goal for his album and music career, Caleb replied, “I want to be unlimited in my original music and my playing. I want to travel and completely exhaust my talents. I want to be a bridge for other musicians to get their music and skills heard and developed through whatever influence I gain. I want to start a spark in someone's life, even if it's just one.”