Drum Corps International announces its schedule for the 2016 DCI Summer Tour. The series of competitive events will visit cities and towns throughout the country while featuring more ensembles and individual performers.
A gala evening paying tribute to jazz legend (and Buddy Rich alumnus) Terry Gibbs.
Features the All-Star big band and many special guests. Features music from all area of Terry’s career including Benny Goodman, Wood Herman’s Second Herd, Buddy Rich and the Terry Gibbs Dream Band.
This year’s festival will feature teaching artists from around the globe, including NYC-based drummer and composer Allison Miller, Portuguese world music hand pan artist Kabeção, Vicki Genfan, multi-percussionist David Kuckhermann, Mo’Rhythm Percussion School owner and innovator Monette Marino, West African dancer and choreographer Barakissa Coulibaly, and the founder of the festival, Asheville’s rhythm ambassador River Guerguerian….
The 2016 WhackBamThudd drumset/Latin Reel Rhythm percussion event will take place at the Broadway Theatre, Saskatoon, Sask Canada…
For ten years DrumsForCures has provided survivorship fortification, access to solid health resources, sparked wonderful memories, and facilitated the sharing of heart through engaging interactive DrumStrong rhythm events….
The Sabian Education Network hosted a panel discussion event for drum teachers at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California. Led by SEN director Joe Bergamini, the panel featured Dave Black, Jeff Bowders, Fred Dinkins, and Pete Gamber and was attended by drum teachers and SEN members from Southern California….
Join two old friends and masters of percussion Billy Martin (Medeski, Martin and Wood, John Scofield, Iggy Pop, Bob Moses) and Cyro Baptista (Paul Simon, Herbie Hancock, John Zorn, Yo Yo Ma, Trey Anastasio), plus special guests John Medeski and Amir Ziv, for a spring camp filled with playing, listening, composing, films, and playing some more….
Drummer/producer Thomas Lang (stOrk/Paul Gilbert) has announced that Big Drum Bonanza 2016 (BDB2016) will take place June 28 to July 2 at the Palm Garden Hotel in Thousand Oaks, California. Drummers of all ages, levels, and styles are invited to join Thomas Lang and his special guest instructors, including world-renowned drummers Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper), Brian Frasier Moore (Madonna/Justin Timberlake), Gergo Borlai (Tribal Tech), and the “mad scientist” of drumming, Scott Pellegrom….
Following up on Drum Bash V.8.0, held in October of 2015, local music educator and owner of Jim Chambers’ Music Box, Jim Chambers, will once again team with Sam Ash Music to present Drum Bash V.9.0 on Saturday, April 30 from 5 to 8 pm at the Sam Ash Music Store located at 1333 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, Florida….
One of the world’s all-time greatest drummers will offer a live master class webcast devoted to the “Art of the Rhythm Section.”
Grammy-winning guitarist/producer Lee Ritenour will host the biennial Six String Theory Competition for the fifth time with applications accepted in guitar, bass, piano/keyboards, and drums. Registration is open until May 15, 2016 on the website by submitting two YouTube videos….
Peter Erskine’s collaborations include a who’s who of American music. Even as his rigorous recording and touring schedule continues unabated, Erskine dedicates time to share his knowledge and encourage younger players….
The NYU Steinhardt Percussion Studies Program (Jonathan Haas, director) hosted its first-ever collaboration with KoSA (Aldo Mazza, director) and Hit Like a Girl (David Levine, director) on February 13. This year’s event, Celebrating Women in Percussion, included a variety of clinics and master classes with artists from around the world, concluding with a showcase performance on Saturday evening….
Tickets are now available for 21 Drums: Total Immersion in Drums with Mike Johnston, Robert “Sput” Searight, and Mark Guiliana. The all-inclusive camp takes place August 9 to 14 at Grouse Lodge.