JuJu was born Dec. 21, 1970 in Washington, DC. He is a musician,
bandleader, percussion instructor, band director, author, and entrepreneur.
As a young percussionist, Ju Ju came to Hampton Roads in 1988 as a music education major at Norfolk State University. After leaving college to pursue a career in music, he has had the privilege of performing for a living since 1994 when he was hired as a drummer at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.
From there, JuJu played cruise ships, and toured. He has shared the stage with some very good company, including the Temptations, Chris Vadala (from Chuck Mangione), Najee, gospel legend Albertina Walker, James Brown, Ricky Smiley, Danny Glover, Jasmine Guy, Russell Simons, Earth, Wind & Fire, Tim Reid, and Donna Summer.
Ju Ju plays drums, bass, vibraphone, latin percussion, steel drum, and will soon be a heck of a spoon player!
As a teacher, Ju Ju directs 2 bands, 2 percussion ensembles, 2 drumlines, and a large number of private students.
As a businessman, Ju Ju is proprietor of Ju Ju Drum Entertainment, founded in 2002.
Ju Ju’s plan is to continue to “provide premium entertainment”
Family, Ju Ju has wife Corey, together 24 years, daughter Kyra, 21 year old singer and Daddy’s girl, and Gary Jr., 11 year old drummer/percussionist.