Drummer/producer Thomas Lang (stOrk/Paul Gilbert) has announced that the Big Drum Bonanza 2014 will take place July 2–6 at the Palm Garden Hotel in Thousand Oaks, California. Drummers of all ages, levels, and styles are invited to join Lang and other special guest instructors, including Chris Coleman (Stevie Wonder), Matt Garstka (Animals as Leaders), Derek Roddy (Hate Eternal/Nile), Acquiles Priester (Hangar/Midas Fate), and Hungarian drummer Gergo Borlai, for an exciting five-day educational experience.
Lang and his guest teachers will lead daily schedules of intensive, hands-on drumming, master classes, Q&A sessions, performances, private lessons, and more in an exclusive setting that allows students to have maximum access to these acclaimed artists.
Presented by MUSO Entertainment, the BDB 2014 boasts not only a diverse lineup of world-class drummers but includes an opportunity to tour the Drum Workshop factory and participate in a live webcast held at the Drum Channel studio.
“This is our third Big Drum Bonanza, and we are incredibly excited about this year’s lineup,” says Lang. “We have some of the best and most innovative drummers in the world, and we are proud to offer students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play with and learn from some of the most acclaimed and talented drummers of our generation.”
Previous Big Drum Bonanza instructors included Virgil Donati, Jeff Hamilton, Kenny Aronoff, Stanton Moore, George Kollias, and Dave Elitch.
Big Drum Bonanza 2014 sponsors include Guitar Center, Drum Workshop, Drumchannel.com, Meinl, Audix, Ahead Armor, Vic Firth, Remo, and Hansenfütz.