Freelance Drummer, Percussionist, Composer, located in Frankfurt a.M./Germany and New York (USA), playing gigs, recording, teaching and working in different projects. Thea plays a wide array of genres, from classical music to jazz, blues, rock, pop, latin, brazil.
Thea Florea studied drumset at Collective School of Music New York and at Berklee College of Music Boston. Further studies at Musikhochschule Mainz with a diploma as music teacher and at FMW Frankfurter Berufsfachschule für Jazz- und Popularmusik. Further music education at Bundesakademie für Musikalische Jugendbildung Trossingen.
Thea is involved in numerous musical projects, currently playing with her own groups, the Thea Florea Jazz Collective and the Thea Florea Quartett, for which she also composes, Jazz Groups Duo Here- Trio Now!, Starter Clown Shoes – NYC Jazz – Fusion Project, Open Space Project, All Female Jazz Group The Floreas, Singer/Saxophonist Kathi Monta, Singer Helen Pfaff, Latin Rock-Pop Group Pillo Verde and Drum Events with Escola-de-Samba.
Thea teaches private drum lessons in her studio in Frankfurt/Main.
Some of her favorite drummers include: David Garibaldi, Vinnie Colaiuta, Tony Williams, Steve Gadd, Elvin Jones, Dave Weckl, Stewart Copeland, Terri Lyne Carrington.
Thea Florea Jazz Collective – Contemporary Original Jazz
Starter Clown Shoes – NYC Jazz – Fusion Project
Thea Florea Quartett – Contemporary Original Jazz
Admiraçao– Latin infused Jazz
Duo Here! – Trio Now! – Contemporary Original Jazz
Kathi Monta – Singer, Saxophonist, DJane, female walk act Miss Mobile
Langer-Florea-Jones Project – Original contemporary Fusion-Jazz
The Floreas – All Female Jazz Group
Escola-De-Samba – Drum Events