Ameenah Kaplan

Drums & Percussion

Ameenah Kaplan hails from Atlanta and then New York where she attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She is a drummer of 21 years who currently serves as the west coast drum coach for Blue Man Group. She has been a performer all of her life appearing in numerous television, film, and stage projects as both an actress and a drummer; including being a part of the original American cast of STOMP. She has played drums and/or percussion with Ty Taylor, Adam Lambert, Alisan Porter, Macy Gray, Rihanna, Lisa Haley and the Zydecats, and the Twinz. She has performed on Oprah, Conan O’Brien, The Academy Awards, the AMA’s, and the Tonight Show. Ameenah’s love of theater and drums came together in her LA Weekly and NAACP award winning production of Everyman for Himself—which combined martial arts, dance and drumming. Ameenah is proud to serve as the musical director for the Zodiac Show.

“I am forever grateful to be a part of this project. It is a blueprint for what happens when people come together to create something with love. Beautiful, musical babies are born.”