GREG VADNAIS 

DRUMSET - PERCUSSION - DJ - PRODUCTION

Greg
Drums
Botala
 

Upcoming Events

  • Botala @ Northland Brewing
    Fri, Jun 10
    Indian River
    Jun 10, 7:00 PM
    Indian River, 3798 S Straits Hwy, Indian River, MI 49749, USA
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  • Botala @ Workshop Brewing New Years Day Eve
    Jan 01, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Traverse City, 221 Garland St, Traverse City, MI 49684, USA
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  • Botala @ High Five Spirits NYE
    Dec 31, 10:00 PM – Jan 01, 12:00 AM
    Petoskey, 312 Howard St, Petoskey, MI 49770, USA
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  • Botala @ Northland Brewing
    Wed, Dec 29
    Indian River
    Dec 29, 2021, 7:00 PM
    Indian River, 3798 S Straits Hwy, Indian River, MI 49749, USA
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  • Botala @ Urban Beat
    Sat, Dec 18
    Lansing
    Dec 18, 2021, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Lansing, 1213 Turner Rd, Lansing, MI 48906, USA
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  • Botala w/ DJ Clark @ High Five Spirits
    Dec 17, 2021, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Petoskey, 312 Howard St, Petoskey, MI 49770, USA
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  • Jazz @ Local Bay Harbor
    Fri, Sep 24
    Petoskey
    Sep 24, 2021, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Petoskey, 795 Front St, Bay Harbor, MI 49770, USA
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  • Botala @ Provisions
    Wed, Sep 22
    Boyne City
    Sep 22, 2021, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Boyne City, 123 Water St, Boyne City, MI 49712, USA
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  • Jazz @ Local Bay Harbor
    Fri, Sep 17
    Petoskey
    Sep 17, 2021, 7:00 PM
    Petoskey, 795 Front St, Bay Harbor, MI 49770, USA
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  • Botala @ Frances 5K East Lansing
    Sep 12, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Lansing, 1601 E Cavanaugh Rd, Lansing, MI 48910, USA
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  • Botala @ Jacobs Farm TC
    Sat, Sep 11
    Traverse City
    Sep 11, 2021, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Traverse City, 7100 East Traverse Hwy, M-72 West, Traverse City, MI 49684, USA
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  • Botala @ High Five Spirits
    Fri, Sep 10
    Petoskey
    Sep 10, 2021, 9:00 PM – Sep 11, 2021, 11:00 PM
    Petoskey, 312 Howard St, Petoskey, MI 49770, USA
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  • Botala @ Workshop Brewing
    Sat, Sep 04
    Traverse City
    Sep 04, 2021, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Traverse City, 221 Garland St, Traverse City, MI 49684, USA
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  • Botala @ Northland Brewing
    Fri, Sep 03
    Indian River
    Sep 03, 2021, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT
    Indian River, 3798 S Straits Hwy, Indian River, MI 49749, USA
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  • Botala at The Workshop
    Fri, Mar 20
    The Workshop Brewing Company
    Mar 20, 2020, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland St, Traverse City, MI 49684, USA
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  • Jazz at Beards
    Sat, Mar 07
    Beards Brewery
    Mar 07, 2020, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Beards Brewery, 215 E Lake St, Petoskey, MI 49770, USA
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  • Jazz Jam Session at Beards
    Thu, Mar 05
    Beards Brewery
    Mar 05, 2020, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Beards Brewery, 215 E Lake St, Petoskey, MI 49770, USA
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  • Botala at The Workshop
    Fri, Feb 28
    The Workshop Brewing Company
    Feb 28, 2020, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland St, Traverse City, MI 49684, USA
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ABOUT

World Music - Jazz - Blues

Greg Vadnais is a drummer, and percussionist with a focus and passion for jazz and world music. Greg has played, performed and recorded at festivals and venues with a number of bands throughout Michigan since relocating from Colorado in the late 2000's. Current projects include The Greg Vadnais Quartet, Botala, and occasionally The Pistil Whips. Greg is also the Concert Manager for Sojourn Lakeside Resort in Gaylord.

 
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THE GREG VADNAIS QUARTET

I actually think of this quartet as a "collective" comprised of accomplished musicians who are in such high demand, that it is often necessary to rotate personnel. The primary group is Bruce Dondero on bass, Ron Getz on guitar, and Chris Bickley on sax.


Alternate members have included Dan White, Steve Sandner, Steve Stargardt, Dave Collini, Andy Evans, Patrick Terbrack, Owen James and others as guest artists. 

 

BOTALA

Botala blends the sounds of traditional Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music with house and Afro Beat, including live percussion and live looping. Originally conceived purely as a looping project, I've grown to describe this as a "DJ project with live elements". Great for salsa, merengue, samba, and all kinds of dancing.

Botala on FB
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