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Check out Janelle's virtuoso Zendrum playing Double drums and original sound design (dripping with delay), here to "Everybody's Sexy by Charlie Superfly! Flawless!

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Janelle slamming on Drums for Legendary Rockers June & Jean Millington at NWMF!

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Udugirl brings spirit wherever she goes.This improvisation to her "Story of Udu", lit the house on fire bringing all together instantly! (You could hear a pin drop!) Rex Theater, Pittsburgh, PA

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Janelle Burdell (aka Udugirl)

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Janelle Burdell has worked with everyone from ARETHA FRANKLIN to the GRATEFUL DEAD; BROADWAY to TUPAC. Her upcoming release UDU U LUV? features the Udu drum like never before along with Bakithi Kumalo on Bass (Paul Simon); June Millington on Guitar (formerly of Fanny); Evelyn Harris (formerly of Sweet Honey in the Rock).Subscribe to my newsletter & YouTube channel to not miss a beat!


Janelle played Drums & Percussion on Kristen Ford's "Radio" tho the video was shot during lockdown in the Pandemic. What to do with no drums nearby? Grab some chopsticks and clang a pot and pan! LOL! Enjoy!

This site will NOT be taking orders nor will I be able to get back to you due to my needing Open Heart Surgery caused by a Birth Defect in my heart. I will be back sometime next spring with drums, online educational courses and new music! Appreciate your love and support. This was a total surprise to me and I am grateful they found it and can fix it. Sorry for the inconvenience. Looking forward to getting you up and drumming soon next spring! Below is the Link to My GoFundMe Page as I will be out of work for 6 months and need help with paying rent and bills. Appreciate your support. Thank you! -jb

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