Basic Background Info

Birth: April 16, 1977
Location: Germany
Band: Independent
Genres: Rock, Jazz
Instruments: Drums, Percussion
Occupation: Musician, Instructor


Ulf Stricker's parents kept their impressive record collection on a nonstop rotation in theirhome. They completely immersed Ulf in a wide range of music as a young child.

After taking lessons reading and performing music, Ulf Stricker began playing the piano when he was six years old. Four years later, Ulf Stricker joined the Hilden Youth Symphonic Orchestra as their triangle and cymbal player. The Orchestra's timpani player began mentoring Ulf, and soon he was playing the snare, timpani and, mallets. At the same time, Ulf Stricker continued to expertly play the piano and received awards for his skill.

As he matured, Ulf Stricker gravitated towards rock and jazz, leaving classical and symphony behind. Ulf Stricker eventually abandoned the piano and began to focus primarily on the drums. Ulf Stricker traveled away from his native Germany and enrolled at the Arnheim Institute of Arts in the Netherlands. Ulf learned from well-respected masters of percussion RenÈ Creemers and Joop van Erven. They taught him to incorporate a variety of percussion instruments into fundamental drum rhythms. Upon his graduation in 2001, Ulf became a professional drummer and teacher. Five years later Ulf Stricker released his own instructional DVD.

Ulf Stricker has accompanied artists such as Bob Mintzer, Peter Weniger, Manfred Brundell, Roy Louis, Kelly Clarkson, Dave Weckl, Horacio Hernandez, Thomas Lang, Gavin Harrison, and Kirk Covington.

Ulf Stricker's performances often incorporate both indigenous acoustic percussion instruments and electronic samplers. His array of musical inputs allows for a diverse sound that is almost unmatchable.


Album Year Album Name Album Band
2000 Indy Wheels Indywheels
2000 Semikolon Farfarello
2001 Classics Farfarello
2008 Ein Portrait des K¸nstlers Ulf Stricker (DVD) Ulf Stricker
2008 Let Sleeping Dogs Lie Ricky Garcia
2009 We are to Answer Ancient Astronauts
2009 Natureman In Factoryland Alex De Macedo Trio
2010 Tree of Mystery Kabanjack
2010 Gluck Farfarello
2010 Crossroads Phishbacher feat. Fishbacher
2010 Nerd Alert GUT
2010 Wishing for Light Days Gosia Rogala Group 
2011 The World Is Not a Disc Alex Fishbacher
2011 Christmas In July Elisabeth Lohninger
2011 Journey to Turtleland Phishbacher
2011 A New Beginning Frank McComb
2011 Polnisch Lernen Groovy Basics The Grooves
2011 Swedisch Lernen Groovy Basics The Grooves
2012 Englisch Lernen Groovy Verbs The Grooves
2012 Spanisch Lernen Traveling The Grooves
2012 Franzosisch Lernen mit The Grooves The Grooves
2012 Sandmann Samuel Sandmann
2012 Mellow Moon Phishbacher
2012 Live Elisabeth Lohninger
2013 Le Chien du Jazz GUT


  • Ulf didn't start drumming until age fifteen.

Instruments of Choice



Drums: Drum Workshop
Cymbals: Zildjian
Hardware: Drum Workshop
Heads: Remo
Percussion: Latin Percussion, Roland

Pics & Clips