Principal Percussion

Jeremy Yaddaw


Jeremy has been The American Pops Orchestra’s Principal Percussionist since 2015.

Beyond APO

Born in Texas and raised in the Adirondack Mountains, Jeremy Yaddaw is a drummer, percussionist, and orchestrator now based in New York City. He plays regularly with Randy Rainbow, Lauren Marcus, Ryan Scott Oliver, Brooklyn rock band Sky Pony, and Weezer cover band Surf Wax America. Theater and concert credits include The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical (Lucille Lortel Theatre), The Dream Engine (Amherst College), Pippin (first national tour), Megan Hilty, The Four Phantoms, Rob Rokicki and The Good Kids, Molly Pope’s A Star Is Born, Orfeh and Andy Karl, Michael Freidman’s Pretty Filthy (Abrons Arts Center), Peter & The Starcatcher (Weston Playhouse), Children Of Eden (Kennedy Center), Jasper In Deadland (Prospect Theater Co.), American Idiot (Pace University), The Disappearing Man (Cloud City), Unlock’d (Prospect Theater Co.), 35mm: A Musical Exhibition (Galapagos Arts Space), Triassic Parq (Soho Playhouse), Pregnancy Pact (Weston Playhouse) and Altar Boyz (New World Stages). His album, Seven Songs, can be found on Bandcamp and iTunes.


  • BA in Music Education, The College Of St. Rose
  • MA in Music Education, SUNY Fredonia

Favorite APO Moment

Performing with Marilyn Maye

Favorite Pop Music Song

"Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana