Jake Deal

Jake Deal

Mother's Oven

Jake Deal is a musician hailing from Silver Spring, Maryland with over 18 years of experience. After classical training in concert percussion, he learned drumset and began playing in a variety of bands and genres. Jake studied under legendary DC/Baltimore drummer Scott Peaker, who he credits for teaching him how to be a musician - not just a drummer.

Working with Peaker, Jake received training in many different styles of music including jazz, jazz fusion, funk, Afro-Cuban and Rock & Roll. Beginning in 2006, the drummer continued to play and study music at Washington College. Under the guidance of ethnomusicologist and Afro-Cuban music expert Ken Schweitzer, he became able to better incorporate traditional Afro-Cuban music into his musical endeavors, playing regularly with The Took, a rock group that booked major venues in Baltimore and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

By the time he graduated college, Jake was known as the “Music Man,” earning the Music Award on his campus. After graduating college, Jake attended graduate school at American University in Washington, DC and quickly became involved with DC music. Jake joined, and remains a member of, the group Empress & Tasting Darkness along with taking on many new projects including Jenny Hates Techno, a four-piece band based in Bowie. Currently, Jake is the lead drummer of Washington, DC-based rock group Mother's Oven. Priding himself on his ability to play any genre, he continues to develop his style and is confident that he will never settle to be classified by one style of music. Jake is endorsed by Soultone Cymbals. He also maintains a YouTube channel to showcase his music.

My Soultone Set: 

17" China Custom Brilliant
14" Hi Hats "Custom Brilliant"
15" Crash "Extreme"
7" Splash "Extreme"
8" Splash "Extreme"
14" FX "FXO 6"
21" Ride "Vintage"
16" Crash "Custom Brilliant"

Discography