Benny Greb

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Benny Greb
Background information
Born (1980-06-13) June 13, 1980 (age 36)
Origin Augsburg, Germany
Genres New wave, rock, jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, music teacher
Instruments Drums, percussion,
Years active 2002 – present

Benny Greb (born June 13, 1980 in Augsburg, Germany) is a prolific German drummer and clinician. He started playing the drums at age six and began taking lessons at age twelve. He plays a large variety of music and can be seen playing rock with Stoppok (de) and The Ron Spielman Trio, jazz with The Benny Greb Brass Band and Sabri Tulug Tirpan, funk with Jerobeam, reggae with Bobby McFerrin, fusion with the NDR Big Band on their Frank Zappa Project, with 3erGezimmeR and Wayne Krantz, and acoustic punk with Strom & Wasser. He has also performed at the Modern Drummer Festival 2010 and at many clinics and drum festivals around the world. Greb is endorsed by Sonor Drums and has his signature snare, Remo Drum Heads, Vic Firth, and by Meinl Percussion. He developed with Meinl a signature line of Byzance Vintage Series cymbals including the "Sand Ride" and "Sand Hats," both known for their sandblasted finishes. In 2012, Meinl introduced new "Sand Crash" and "Sand Crash/Ride" cymbals to the Byzance Vintage lineup. Further more, Benny has a set of trash hats that he uses on the right side of his kit.

Greb appeared on the scene in 2009 with his Hudson Music DVD "The Language of Drumming", and in 2015 on his DVD "The Art And Science Of Groove" .


Greb endorses Sonor Drums.

  • Sonor SQ2 Vintage Beech in "White Pearl"
  • 22" x 18" Bass Drum
  • 10" x 8" Tom
  • 14" x 14" Floor Tom
  • 16" x 16" Floor Tom
  • 13" x 5.75" Signature Snare (Beech)[1]

Greb endorses Meinl Percussion and Meinl Cymbals.[2]

(From Left to Right)

  • 08” Classics Bell High (used as Xhat bottom)
  • 08” Byzance Dark Splash (used as Xhat top)
  • 14” GenerationX Trash Hat China (hihat bottom)
  • 14” Byzance Sand hat (bottom used on top of the China)
  • 14” Byzance Sand hat (top)
  • 14” Generation X Trash Hat China (used underneath the crash)
  • 18” Byzance Sand Thin Crash (on top of the China)
  • 08” Classics Bell High (used as Xhat bottom)
  • 08” Generation X Electro Stack (used as Xhat top)
  • 20” Byzance Sand Ride
  • 18” Byzance Trash Crash (two pcs used as Xhat)
  • 22” Byzance Sand Crash Ride
  • Hardware – Sonor 600 Series
  • Pedals – Sonor Giant Step
  • Drum Heads – Remo
  • Sticks – Pro Mark 5BG Signature Sticks
  • Percussion Meinl Bongos, Cowbells and Shakers


Poetry Club[edit]



Benny Greb[edit]


Strom und Wasser[edit]

Thomas D[edit]

Blue Touch Paper[edit]

Ron Spielman Trio[edit]

Nils Wülker[edit]


  • 2009: The Language of Drumming
  • 2010: Modern Drummer Festival
  • 2015: The Art & Science Of Groove


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