Jyn Yates grew up in a musical family and has been rocking behind the kit from tender the age of three years old. She has performed for Actor’s Theatre, The Kentucky Center For The Arts, Youth performing Arts School, Center Stage, & the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre of New York. Jyn is also an esteemed drum instructor in Louisville, Kentucky - teaching drum set performance and percussion composition full-time at Mom’s Music.>>Read More
Jyn Yates is featured on the cover and in the upcoming book Women Drummers: A History From Rock and Jazz to Blues and Country -- which will be released in April of 2014. The book discusses women drummers throughout history until current times, and specifically discusses the struggles women have gone through in a primarily male field of drumming. The book will include fellow female drummers Viola Smith, Sheila E., Cindy Blackman Santana, Allison Miller and more! Click the book link to pre-order the book from Amazon.com!
Jyn on tour with Bootsy Collin's protégée' funk/electronic master Freekbass!
Jyn jamming and rapping live with fellow her Louisville musicians of Groove City (featuring Greg Martin, the grammy award winning lead guitarist and fellow Kentuckian of The Kentucky Headhunters)
Jyn is also an esteemed female percussion and drum teacher in Louisville, KY at Mom's Music - the following links are videos of her working with students -- She takes students ages 3 years old and up - and has been very successful teaching students diagnosed with ADHD, autism, Aspherger's, OCD, and more! For more info click the teaching link above!
Jyn helping kids one beat at a time on WHAS 11 Live!