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EVENT – Celebrating the Life & Music of Legendary Drummer Chico Hamilton
News and Events - December 10, 2013
EUPHORIA Presents Celebrating the life and music of Foreststorn “Chico" Hamilton, featuring Chico's longstanding Euphoria ensemble with Paul Ramsey, Evan Schwam, Jeremy Carlstedt, Mayu Saeki and Nick Demopolous.
January 2014 Issue of Modern Drummer Featuring Abe Laboriel Jr.
Issues - December 3, 2013
See what's in the January 2014 issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Paul McCartney's drummer Abe Laboriel Jr...
Chico Hamilton: 1921–2013
Feature Stories - November 27, 2013
Jazz drummer Foreststorn “Chico” Hamilton died this past Monday at the age of ninety-two. Hamilton was notable for his refined approach to the drumset, which leaned more heavily on creative orchestrations than on flash, an approach that in the 1950s inspired the movements of cool and chamber jazz. Notably, Hamilton differed from most jazz drummers in his use of single-headed drums, a trend that later became the norm in rock drumming....
Carlos Vega Memorial Birthday Concert
News and Events - November 27, 2013
The sixteenth annual Carlo Vega Memorial Birthday Concert will take place on December 8, 2013 at 8 pm at Cafe Cordiale. This year’s concert will feature several different drummers playing tribute to Carlos, in a […]
Photos from PASIC 2013
News - November 25, 2013
The Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) is the largest percussion event in the world, featuring over 120 concerts, clinics, master classes, labs, workshops, panels, and presentations. The convention’s International Drum and Percussion Expo is […]
Percussion Master Steven Schick to Perform Special Solo Concerts
Drummers - November 20, 2013
Noted contemporary percussionist Steven Schick will be performing epic solo concerts at the Miller Theatre at Columbia University in New York City this coming...
Rush Clockwork Angels Tour Three-CD Set, Blu-Ray, and DVD Released Today
Multimedia - November 19, 2013
Rush is releasing its first new recordings since being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year. The Clockwork Angels Tour triple-CD and Blur-ay/DVD packages are drawn from Rush’s American Airlines Arena show in Dallas, Texas, this past November....
WINNERS: Blend.io + The Loop Loft Contest
News and Events - November 12, 2013
Over the past month, members of the Modern Drummer and Blend.io communities were able to showcase their musical talents in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity from the Loop Loft and Blend.io....
Crimson ProjeKCt’s Adrian Belew, Tony Levin, and Pat Mastelotto to Host Third-Annual Three of a Perfect Pair Music Camp
News - November 12, 2013
Guitarist Adrian Belew, bassist Tony Levin, and drummer Pat Mastelotto are bringing their Three of a Perfect Pair music camp back to Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY for the third year in 2014....
Vote in the Modern Drummer Readers Poll 2014
News - November 1, 2013
CAST YOUR VOTE IN THE DRUMMING WORLD’S MOST IMPORTANT POLL...the Modern Drummer Readers Poll 2014.
December 2013 Issue of Modern Drummer Featuring George “Spanky” McCurdy
Issues - November 1, 2013
(on newsstands November 5, 2013) On the Cover George “Spanky” McCurdy “I’m always aware of what the fans need and what the artist is trying to do. If I’m coming in, it’s time to go […]
Presentation on the Evolution of Cuban Music and the Development of Afro-Cuban Jazz
News and Events - October 30, 2013
Noted jazz drumming legend Ignacio Berroa, who performed with Dizzy Gillespie for ten years, will take the audience on a fascinating journey that begins with the arrival of Africans to Cuba.
Free Online Lesson With Sonny Emory This Thursday!
News and Events - October 28, 2013
Famed pop and jazz drummer Sonny Emory will be teaching a free online drum lesson, titled “Linear Concepts and Flamercises,” at drumeo.com on Thursday, October 31, 2013, starting at 12 pm PDT....
MD Writer “Pistol” Pete Kaufmann Conducts “Big Picture Drumming” Clinic
Drummers - October 25, 2013
Musician and Modern Drummer writer "Pistol" Pete Kaufmann will be conducting his clinic on "Big Picture Drumming" at Warlock Drum studios in Downtown Jersey City, Saturday, November 9th, from 1 to 3pm. Big Picture Drumming is based on Pistol's Modern Drummer Magazine educational piece and concepts will be geared towards the "working drummer" or drummers who would like to work more often....
MD Pro Panelist Susie Ibarra Launches Digital Sanctuaries November 7–10
Drummers - October 23, 2013
Modern Drummer Pro Panelist Susie Ibarra and her husband, Roberto Juan Rodriguez, the drummer/composers who make up the group Electric Kulintang, are presenting a tech launch of Digital Sanctuaries. The project involves twelve musical compositions that participants access via a mobile app while taking a “soundwalk” through Lower Manhattan....
Zildjian Launches Sound Lab and Build It. Win It! Sweepstakes
News and Events - October 22, 2013
e Avedis Zildjian Company announces the launch of Sound Lab, an exciting new social-web community for drummers, where visitors build their own virtual cymbal setups from a full library of sound files and then share their setups with friends....
The U.S. Navy Band Has Immediate Openings For Percussionists
News and Events - October 16, 2013
The United States Navy Band is currently auditioning for the position of percussionist in the Concert/Ceremonial Band. Starting salary is $56,628-$64,656, plus benefits.
Marvin McQuitty, Jr. Documentary Premiere
News - October 15, 2013
The Marvin McQuitty documentary will share the story of Marvin as a pioneer at the highest level in the music industry showing how he set the tone for many of the world's greatest musicians and artists.
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