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2023 Readers Poll: Peter Erskine Wins "Jazz"

The winner of the “Jazz” category in Modern Drummer‘s 2023 Readers Poll is… Peter Erskine! Peter Erskine has continued his dominant streak as a jazz drummer, a clinician and educator, and an all-around great guy throughout the last year. Modern Drummer…

Modern Drummer
Sep 13, 2023

Drumming’s Biggest Names To Play LIVE Tribute to Their Big Band Heroes

Seven All-Star Drummers Including Peter Erskine, Dennis Chambers, Russ Miller and Steve Smith will Perform October 20 and 21 HITKOR ( today announced its first-ever charity event which will take place over two days in mid-October. “A Salute to the…

Modern Drummer
Oct 13, 2022

July Modern Drummer magazine 2016 Gear of the Year Issue

(Available in print and digitally May 31, 2016) Print Copy ○ iTunes ○ Amazon ○ GooglePlay ○ Subscribe On the Cover GEAR OF THE YEAR The most compelling drums, cymbals, and accessories of 2016. FEATURES Catching Up With...SIMON PHILLIPS and…

Modern Drummer
May 31, 2016

June 2016 Issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Peter Erskine

    (Available in print and digitally April 28, 2016) Print Copy ○ iTunes ○ Amazon ○ GooglePlay ○ Subscribe On the Cover Peter Erskine “Can we still keep getting better as we get older? It is possible. But art…

Modern Drummer
Apr 28, 2016

Tama Presents Peter Erskine Clinics and Star Snare Drum Giveaway

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. Tama invites drummers to experience a rare chance to…

Modern Drummer
Apr 8, 2016

DW Frequent Flyer Drumset

Drum Workshop has announced the addition of a new model to its line of Design Series drums, called the Frequent Flyer kit, co-designed with Peter Erskine. The travel-friendly set includes a shallow 12x20 bass drum, traditional 8x12 rack tom, 11x14…

Modern Drummer
Oct 29, 2014

MD Columnist John Emrich Assists Peter Erskine With Multimedia Performance for KIN

The Kellogg Innovative Network’s “Etudes for Innovation, Opus 5” event, which took place May 29, 2013 at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, featured Peter Erskine with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra, led by Bob Mintzer. The show’s producer, Jeffrey Ernstoff, wanted…

Modern Drummer
Jun 12, 2013

Web Update News

  John Tempesta is in the studio working on a new Cult record. For more on John go to 311 have a new studio album out, Universal Pulse, produced by Bob Rock (Aerosmith, Metallica) and mixed by drummer Chad…

Modern Drummer
Sep 1, 2011

New Vic Firth Sticks

Vic Firth Russ Miller Hi-Def And Peter Erskine Big Band Signatures, American Classic 5A Dual-Tones, And 5B Chop-Out Practice Sticks The new Russ Miller Hi-Def signature stick is made with a thin .535" hickory shaft and a special half-acorn wood…

Modern Drummer
Apr 18, 2011