Los Angeles native Jack Healy has been playing music for most of his 16 years, beginning with piano at age 4, taking on the saxophone at 9, and finally settling on drums as his instrument of choice when he was 12. Since that time, he has garnered experience in both jazz and rock drum styles.
He is a member of the four-man rock group, A Secret History, which has played shows in clubs around Los Angeles. For example, the band has performed several shows on the world-famous Sunset Strip, including the Key Club (on the same bill as Rick Derringer and Vinny Appice’s band, Derringer) and the Whisky. The band just released its first single, “You Were Wrong,” and recorded original music for the upcoming independent feature film “A Fork in the Road,” set for national theatrical release at the end of 2008.
Jack began his career as a studio musician by playing drums and percussions on an independently produced rock CD by recording artist Leon Moskatel and is in the process of recording a series of original compositions with his band mate, keyboard artist Jon O’Hara.
As a member of Harvard-Westlake School’s jazz program, he was selected (in his first year of eligibility) as one of two drummers for a small troupe of musicians and actors to perform a series of plays and musicals in repertory in The Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2007. He was the percussionist in an original opera, “The Trojan Women,” the drummer in a version of “Hamlet” set to rock music and participated in “One Night Only,” the Jazz-Fusion performance featuring the entire troupe. In addition, his high school jazz combos have performed at such venues as Remo Drum Factory, Vitello’s and for various charitable causes.