Dean Koba has made his home in Southern California for almost 30 years,
finding a variety of ways to add his energetic and spontaneous brand of jazz
drumming to the scene there. He is most fond of the trio format and
performs regularly with groups led by jazz luminaries and long-time cohorts
Tamir Hendelman, Barry Zweig, and Greg Reitan. He has also enjoyed a 26-
year (and counting) tenure at Disneyland as a member of many bands and shows.
Dean teaches jazz drumset at several area colleges and is an artist endorser for
Gretsch drums, Bosphorus cymbals, Aquarian drumheads, Gibraltar Hardware,
and Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets.