Alfred Sergel IV has 26 years of experience as a professional drummer. He was trained on drumset and percussion at the Berklee College of Music and Florida State University. Throughout his career Al has recorded on Billboard charting albums & singles and has performed with Grammy & Dove Award winning artists.
Al's creativity, style adaptability and musical sense give him an advantage and ease in collaborating with many musicians with versatile styles.
Over the years Al has recorded with Jason Upton, John Mark McMillan, Chad Lawson, Frank Kimbrough, Christine D’Clario, Rita Springer, Leonard Jones, Don Potter, Suzi Yaraei, Jonathan & Melissa Helser and many more. Past live performances have included playing with notable artists such as Joan Rivers, Nnenna Freelon, Fred Yonnet, Kim Walker-Smith, Kristine DiMarco, Bryan & Katie Torwalt, Chris McClarney, Matt Maher, Pat Barrett (Housefires), Daniel Bashta, Bob Mintzer, Martin Bejerano, Marcus Printup, Rick Skaggs, Nelson Rangell, Jim Snidero and Adam Nitti.
Currently, Al performs regularly with Jason Upton, Noel Freidline, Chad Lawson and his own band, the Alfred Sergel IVtet. He maintains an active teaching studio and is adjunct faculty at The Kings University. Al endorses Sabian Cymbals, Regal Tip, Reverie Drums, HD Custom Drums, ShyBaffles, 64Audio and TheBoxKit.
Al resides in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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