Iajhi Hampden

Grammy Nominated Drummer

Hi! My Name is Iajhi Hampden, and I am an Los Angeles based drummer with over 25 years of professional experience. Just recently completed a Christmas album for John Legend where I was fortunate enough to play on the entire album. I play most all styles, read and program. Looking forward to working with you!

I am a hard working and reliable musician very passionate about my craft. I am still excited about music and working with new musicians. I have been working as a touring and recording professional based out of LA for the past 15 years. I am easy going and always up for new Ideas and suggestions for new and different approaches to making grooves. I have a masters degree is Jazz studies but also grew up playing in church, and with school choirs as a youngster. I read, program, and also also play by ear. My touring credits over the last 15 years range from Engelbert Humperdink to Raphael Saadiq and many things in between. Rock, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Reggae, Electronic music.

Once I receive your audio file I will record three takes and send out mp3’s of each version. Once you have decided on one of the tracks I will make up to three revisions on the track if needed. The completed session file will be sent over once payment has been received.

Hello. My Name is Iajhi Hampden, and I am a Los Angeles based drummer with over 20 years of recording and touring experience.
Here are some of my Major label recording credits:
John Leggend
Jessy J (Sax)
Suzy Jones
Hudson Thames

I have Pro tools HD and Logic Pro X as my DAW’s


Blue Blue bottle
SM-57 2x
Heil PR-22
Sennheiser MD-421
Audix D-6
Cascade Fathead II w/ Lundahl mod
Yamaha NS-10 sub mic

UAD Apollo Quad
UAD Apollo Twin
UAD LA-610
BAE Neve 1073 2x
Focusrite Octopre MK2

Hairball audio 1176
DBX 163x 2x

Currently endorsing: Yamaha Drums Zildjian Cymbals Evans Drumheads Vic Firth Sticks Big Fat Snare drum and SE Microphones

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John Legend-This Christmas
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