Janet Cramer

United States

Teacher/School: Wichita State University

A drummer/percussionist for over twenty-five years with extensive performance experience. Thought it would be fun to enter into the Hit Like a Girl contest as I am thrilled at the explosion of girl/women drummers in recent years.
The track I am playing along with is an original song I wrote called, “Martha Graham”. The true life Martha Graham was a trailblazer in Modern Dance in the early 20th Century and her dance techniques I found inspiring. Many of them were in six or six-counts (I was a dance accompanist), hence the main riff is in six. The recording was by an all-female power trio I was a member of in Chicago, 1/2 Mad Poet. Enjoy!


  1. DianeHirakawa DianeHirakawa on March 31, 2023 at 10:16 am

    Great performance. I also danced (jazz and tap) ) from age 8-28. So cool you composed this tune and entered. Great beat and rolls. You’ll like the comments from the judges after the contest if over!

  2. nadkelly nadkelly on April 8, 2023 at 5:59 pm

    Janet, I love your energetic playing, and the driving beat! Great job!!

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