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.
Lang and his guest teachers will lead daily schedules of intensive, hands-on drumming, master classes, Q&A sessions, performances, private lessons, and much more in an exclusive setting that allows students to have maximum access to these acclaimed artists.
Presented by MUSO Entertainment, the BDB2016 boasts not only a diverse lineup of world-class drummers, but features the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy a VIP tour of the Drum Workshop factory as well as participate in camp activities held in the Drum Channel studios.
“This is our fifth Big Drum Bonanza; we have some of the best and most innovative drummers in the world at this year’s event and we are proud to offer students of all ages and ability levels the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play with and learn from some of the most acclaimed and talented drummers of our generation,” said Lang.
Previous Big Drum Bonanza instructors have included Virgil Donati, Jim Keltner, Tony Royster Jr., Matt Garstka, John Tempesta, Chris Coleman, Aquiles Priester, Jeff Hamilton, Kenny Aronoff, Stanton Moore, George Kollias, Chad Wackerman, and Dave Elitch, among others.
Big Drum Bonanza 2016 sponsors include Drum Workshop, Drum!, Guitar Center, Drumchannel.com, Meinl, Audix, Ahead Armor, Vic Firth, Remo, and Hansenfutz.