DIANA NOWAK-RIFFEL – Gary Chaffee 5/3 Functioning Patterns

Diana Nowak-Riffel – (aka “Danusia Beatz”) has been playing drums since 1999 here in Western New York. She has brought the “Beatz” to multiple bands since 2003 ranging from rock, blues, fusion, funk, hip hop & worship. Danusia has played for bands such as “Chameleons Coat, “Soul Purpose”, & Grace Stumberg Band”. Now, Danusia plays regularly for her original prog/fusion band Pangea (PangeaWNY.wordpress.com); a local cover band (Queen City Lights); and singer/songwriter Keri Cardinale (http://www.kericardinale.com/). Danusia plays at women’s conferences as well as Sunday services at various local churches weekly. Danusia frequents the studio for recording sessions, drumming for local artists, as well as on the streets of Niagara Falls – busking for tourists from all over the world, encouraging the passersby to play along with rhythms from their unique culture.

Even though Danusia has been playing for quite a while, just this past year she quit her job to do drumming full time. When she’s not gigging, recording, or practicing, she teaches refugee children how to drum on the West Side of Buffalo. Danusia has a passion for bringing her own style to a cover (or an original) by adding her own flair to it. Follow her at Danusia Beatz
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