Bree Plaster (b. 1972)
Updated: Aug 4, 2021
Bree Plaster is no stranger to the world of percussion. It has been in her blood since the day she was born. From the time she was young, her hunger for the craft was so great that she was often seen carrying her dad's (Tom Plaster, percussionist extraordinaire for the Kansas City Philharmonic-KC Symphony as well as numerous high profile venues throughout the region) drums and hanging out back stage during his 45 year career.
Bree has been playing drums since the age of 3 while also learning piano at age 6. Her formal training continued through high School at Shawnee Mission Northwest where she won The John Phillip Sousa award as well as a scholarship to The University of Kansas.
Bree has been playing professionally in the Kansas City area for 25 years covering a wide range of styles Jazz, Rock, Funk, Blues, Country, Pop, Swing and
Modern Bluegrass. In 2007 she was recognized as a Vic Firth Artist. In 2008 she toured internationally with Curb Records recording artist Cowboy Crush.
She has performed regionally and locally with notable recording artists such as: Brian Ruskin, Rick Yord, Heather Thornton, Rick Huyett, Heather’s Art Garden, Mama Ray's Jam, Blue 88, Lipriddle, Ruskin Quartet, Jeff Lux Band, The Peace Makers, Monta at Odds, Kathleen Kunkler and the One Nite Stand Band.
Her personal quest is to strive to keep learning, have fun, be able to play any gig, and be free and musical in her playing.