The World’s Greatest Drummer Concert returns on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at the Derngate Theatre in Northampton, UK. Since the first concert in 2007, the event has featured some of the finest drummers alive. It has always been organizer Ian Palmer’s ambition to showcase Eric Clapton’s longtime drummer Steve Gadd, who is confirmed to play the show.
This will be Steve Gadd’s first drumming show in the UK in more than five years and his only UK appearance outside of his concerts with Eric Clapton. The critically acclaimed UK drummer Steve White (Paul Weller, Style Council) will also be performing, as well Pete Cater and Ian Palmer.
The evening will be a celebration of the art of drumming, with all four drummers accompanying the award-winning fifteen-piece Peter Cater big band, which features some of Britain’s finest players. The orchestra has received worldwide acclaim for playing Buddy Rich’s repertoire and includes some of the past members of Buddy’s band. This special concert will pay homage to the legendary trailblazers who elevated drumming to an art form, including Gene Krupa, Joe Morello, and Louie Bellson.
The event will also celebrate Steve Gadd’s seventieth birthday. Gadd’s signature style has enhanced million-selling records. Steve’s performance will feature songs from his upcoming album, 70 Strong.
Tickets are on sale for £30 and £35 and are available at the Derngate Theatre.
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