Clinics and Events

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World Music Institute Presents Steve Reich Celebration: Gideon Alorwoyie and Mantra Percussion

Ghanaian master drummer Gideon Alorwoyie will perform Drumming with Mantra Percussion to celebrate Steve Reich’s eightieth birthday on Sunday, December 10, 2016 at 7 pm, National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn. In 1970, Steve Reich embarked on a trip…

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Nov 22, 2016

KOSA NY Percussion Day

KOSA NY Percussion Day, featuring clinics, workshops, and concerts, will offer free admission on Saturday, November 19, 12-5 pm at Lehman College, 250 Bedford Park Road, Bronx, 10468. Artists include Mike Clark, Marcus Santos, Aldo Mazza, Stacy Kovacs, Arnie Lange,…

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Nov 9, 2016

Nineteenth Annual Carlos Vega Memorial Birthday Concert

A special all-star concert dedicated to Carlos Vega will take place on Sunday, December 11 at 4 pm at the Alvas Showroom, 1415 W Eighth Street, San Pedro, CA 90732. Featured artists include Frank Gambale (Chick Corea Electric Band), Michael…

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Nov 1, 2016

Regina Drum Festival 2016: The Beat Goes On

The 2016 Regina Drum Festival is excited to celebrate year five as a world class, international drum event on Sunday, October 30 at the Exchange. As the first four years and the 2015 Education Series have proven, Regina is on…

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Oct 17, 2016

Latin Percussion Hosts New York and Los Angeles Artist Events

Latin Percussion (LP) recently hosted artist “family reunion” events in both New York and Los Angeles. LP artists were joined by staff and executives from LP’s parent company Drum Workshop, Inc. to celebrate the legacy and to toast the future…

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Oct 7, 2016

Roland Showcase Makes a Big Splash in the Big Apple

Roland US hosted an East Coast VIP Showcase on September 21 to highlight the many products that were unveiled at its twenty-four hour global online music festival “The Future. Redefined.” Nearly two hundred respected musicians, engineers, leading retailers, members of…

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Sep 30, 2016

Calling All Drummers to Join Celebrity Drummers in “Sticking It" to Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Can Stick It! will host its second annual, family-friendly Drummathon on October 9, 2016 from 10 am to 7 pm at downtown Dallas’ premier outdoor venue, Klyde Warren Park. The organization is calling all drummers, both in DFW…

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Sep 23, 2016

Vinnie Appice Free Live Performance and Drum Event!

VINNY APPICE (BLACK SABBATH AND DIO) FREE LIVE PERFORMANCE AND DRUM EVENT! WATCH IN STORE OR ONLINE DURING THE LIVE STREAM. Vinny Appice is one of the most in demand drummers in the music industry. His unique, powerful drumming is…

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Sep 22, 2016

Guitar Center Spotlights Nation’s Best Drummers in Drum-Off Competition

Guitar Center’s Drum-Off launches its twenty-eighth annual search for the top undiscovered drummer. Developed to inspire and support drummers in the pursuit of their musical aspirations, the program provides drummers with an incentive to work on their craft, connect with…

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Aug 17, 2016

Renowned Japanese Drummer Hideo Yamaki Conducts First-Ever U.S. Clinic, Performs With Bill Laswell and Dave Douglas

In-demand Japanese drummer Hideo Yamaki (Ryuichi Sakamoto, DJ Krush, John Zorn, Arto Lindsay, Bill Laswell, David Sylvian) will demonstrate his concepts at the New Jersey School of Percussion in West Orange, New Jersey, this coming Sunday, August 21. Admission to…

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Aug 5, 2016

Sabian Announces Crescent Clinic Tour

The Crescent Clinic Tour will take place at Sabian Hand Select Cymbal Boutiques, which are the exclusive dealers of Sabian’s new Crescent line. The tour sees Crescent stalwarts Jeff Hamilton and Stanton Moore set off separately across America to present…

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Jul 21, 2016

Drum Corps International Presents 2016 Summer Tour

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. 2016’s schedule includes 113 shows in thirty-nine states…

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Jun 20, 2016

Time Check - A Buddy Rich Alumni Reunion     Festival Details Big Bands and Small Groups featuring Buddy Rich Alumni All Star Alumni Bands performing the original Buddy Rich arrangements A gathering of some of the world’s greatest drummers  Bonus concert for early registrants (very limited…

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May 13, 2016

Asheville Rhythm Presents Percussion Festival

Asheville Rhythm’s fifth annual Asheville Percussion Festival will take place June 17 through 19, 2016 at the Odyssey Community School, 90 Zillicoa Street, Asheville, NC. This year’s festival will feature teaching artists from around the globe, including NYC-based drummer and…

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May 10, 2016