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

Band History


  • Women in Jazz – Festival Halle 2010 w. Pitch the Fork and Deirdre Cartwright
  • Blues & Jazz Festival – Bamberg 2008 und 2017
  • 30A Songwriter`s Festival Florida – with Peter Karp
  • Auftritte in Live-Music Clubs in ganz Deutschland
  • SPD-Neujahrsempfang
  • Landesgartenschau
  • Strandfestival Rodgau
  • Museumsuferfest Ffm
  • Collegium Musicum Ffm
  • Collegium Musicum Mainz
  • Kurhaus Wiesbaden
  • Staatstheater Mainz
  • Siemens Karlsruhe
  • DFB Bundestag 2016
  • Sparkasse Hanau
  • Autopräsentation Mercedes Schloss Gartrop
  • Caritas Mainz
  • Deutscher Aero Club e.V.
  • Filmpark Babelsberg
  • Herrenkrug Hotel Magdeburg
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers AG
  • Marriott Hotel Bremen
  • Max-Planck-Institut Göttingen
  • Infraserv GmbH&Co
  • Gematik GmbH Berlin
  • SAP

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