Stockton Helbing is not very good at sitting still. When not drumming he is being a composer, arranger, producer, band leader, educator, music director, author, and/or entrepreneur.
Stockton maintains a busy schedule of performing, recording, and teaching around North America. He is a frequent guest artist at colleges and high schools due to his hefty resume of past performances. In recent years, Stockton has been heard across the United States playing drums for American music icon and trumpet player extraordinaire Doc Severinsen.
Stockton has released six albums to date: Lodestar (2005) , For Nothing is Secret (2007) , Battlestations & Escape Plans (2010) , Crazy Aquarius (2012), Handprints (2014), and, his most recent Patina (2015). Each album showcases not only Stockton's drumming abilities, but his composing, arranging, and producing skills as well.
Stockton has performed and recorded with a wide range of artists including Maynard Ferguson, the Maniacal 4, Erika Badu, David Braid, Steve Wiest, Jennifer Holiday, The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Cincinnati Pops, Chip McNeill, Darden Purcell, Clay Jenkins, Phil Woods, Wayne Bergeron, Denis DiBlasio, Randy Brecker, The Imperial Brass, Mary Wilson, Paul Tynan, Ernie Watts and many more.
Stockton currently serves as Jazz Artist in Residence at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and Music Director at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise, Texas. Stockton also founded, owns, and operates Armored Records, an independent Jazz record label that focuses on releases by up and coming Jazz artists.
Stockton lives in Dallas, TX, with his wife Denise, John their son, Jack the dog, and Aquarius the turtle.
For more information please visit www.StocktonHelbing.com.