A Bad Hombre Migrating Towards a Shift Antonio Sanchez’s career is going through a bit of a “shift.” (Which is actually the name of his new record.) Years ago, the drummer who recorded and toured as a side musician with Paquito D’ Rivera, Michael Brecker, Pat Metheny, Gary Burton, and …
It is time to announce the winners of the 2022 Modern Drummer Readers Poll. Congratulations to all of the winners, and thanks for your artistry and contributions towards the history and evolution of modern drumming. Thank you for your recordings, concerts, clinics, shows, books, videos, articles, and everything else that …
Photos from the 2021 Modern Drummer Festival For the second year in a row, the global pandemic chased the Modern Drummer Festival to an online venue. But we were unbowed. Presented by the MD team and produced by Thom Mozloom’s crew at M Network, we were able to unleash one …
Celebrate Your Choices for the Extraordinary Drummers of the Past Year It’s that time again for the Modern Drummer staff to thank the community for making possible our annual Readers Poll. Your enthusiasm for all things drumming, your knowledge of drum culture, and your well-considered votes are what have steered …
Haken Virus The U.K. prog-rock sextet’s latest album may adhere to a lyrical narrative, but according to drummer RAY HEARNE, they’re still dedicated to evolving their sound. Embracing the mystery of their curious Cockroach King character, Haken’s new release, Virus (Inside Out Music), completes the storyline begun on their 2013 …
Drums…gymnastics…everything I picked, I got really obsessive with. So now that I’m writing and I’m a bandleader, I’m obsessive with that. That obsessiveness helped me a lot when I was getting my stuff together. And, you know, back then there was no YouTube, and in Mexico we were isolated in …
Some of the worlds greatest drummers and industry members share their memories of what Neil Peart has meant to them.
Still riding the massive spurt of creativity he uncovered on David Bowie’s Blackstar, the saxophonist channels
Following on the heels of his Grammy-nominated drums-meets-electronics tour de force, Bad Hombre, the amazing Antonio Sanchez takes a left turn into a big band setting. Early in his career, Sanchez toured with Dizzy Gillespie’s United Nations Orchestra, and always hoped to further explore that format. On this thrilling double …
When Buddy Rich took charge behind the kit, the air crackled. Buddy aimed to excite, to give audiences their money’s worth with precision, sophistication, and world-class quality.
The success of his unique film score blew open the doors of perception for many a curious drummer. His latest projects are no less exploratory— or inspiring.
Many scholars argue that jazz, which was first documented on record one hundred years ago by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, is America’s greatest musical gift to the world. I couldn’t agree more. I mean, what other art form encapsulates the messy, diverse mix of cultures that makes up our …
On The Cover Antonio Sanchez Circling the globe backing masters of jazz helped him develop fearsome skills and a crystal-clear vision for his art. Now it’s time for him to let his own music light the way. Story by Michael Parillo Photos by Rahav Segev At the March album-release show …
Jazz Drummer’s Workshop Antonio Sanchez The Meridian Suite by Terry Branam Contemporary drumming giant Antonio Sanchez’s The Meridian Suite takes the listener on a spectacular journey through a nearly hour-long composition that’s divided into five parts. This epic long-form piece features some of Sanchez’s most refined yet most adventurous playing …
Taylor Hawkins, Adam Cruz, Ray Luzier, Peter Erskine, Steve Gadd, Jerry Shirley, Todd Sucherman, Carl Palmer, Shawn “Clown” Crahan, Antonio Sanchez, Gil Sharone, Dino Campanella, Sam Ulano
Jason Bonham, Allison Miller, Andy Herrick, Joe Travers, Antonio Sanchez, Kelly Keagy, Bobby Previte, Luis Conte, Chris Wilson, Hamid Drake, Joey Baron, Jim Riley, Chad Smith
Rodney Holmes, Carter Beauford, Josh Eppard, Elvin Jones, Rick Latham, Chris Parker, Eric Singer, Ray Marchica, Franklin Vanderbilt Jr., Jason Boesel, Brandon Barnes, Matt Walker, Baby Dodds, Bill Stewart, Antonio Sanchez, Simon Phillips
Antonio Sanchez, Jimmy Chamberlin, Chris Wilson, Gorden Campbell, Dave Buckner, Sam Loeffler, Nathan Followill, Slim Jim Phantom, Lance Hyland Stark, Alphonse Mouzon, Steve Hubback, Chris Wilson, Ray Mosca, Jason Bittner, Billy Ward, Russ Miller
David Garibaldi, John Bonham, Sam Loeffler, Derico Watson, Mike Cosgrove, Dustin Hengst, Pete Best, Blair Sinta, Craig “Clune” McClune, Robert Jospé, Simon Phillips, Antonio Sanchez, Derek Roddy, Brad Hargreaves
Mike Malinin, Jeff Porcaro, Matt Wilson, Antonio Sanchez, Dafnis Prieto, Vera Figueiredo, Geoff Dugmore, Marky Ramone, Sammy J. Watson, Scott Neumann, Tom Ardolino, Phil Beale, Ken Coomer, Ryan Vikedal, Dean Butterworth, John Riley, Antonio Sanchez
Posted: February 3, 2023
2023 Jazz Fest Music Lineup Announced!
Dead & Company, Ed Sheeran, Lizzo, Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, Santana, Jon Batiste, Jill Scott, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Kane Brown, H.E.R., Steve Miller Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gary Clark Jr., Leon Bridges, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Plus Hundreds More! To Appear at the 2023 New Orleans …
Posted: October 3, 2022
MODERN DRUMMER & YURT ROCK ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE PARTNERSHIP
Modern Drummer Magazine today announced an exclusive distribution partnership with Yurt Rock, a widely-recognized producer of loops, samples, and more featuring the world’s leading musicians. As part of this exciting collaboration, Yurt Rock will be releasing a series of custom drum libraries from Modern Drummer’s digital catalog. The first release planned will …
Posted: May 13, 2022
Antonio Sanchez SHIFT (Bad Hombre Vol. II.) Warner Music
Antonio Sanchez (Pat Metheny, Michael Brecker, Chick Corea)is proud to be releasing a new recording entitled SHIFT (Bad Hombre Vol. II.)The new recording will be released by Warner Music and features Antonio collaborating with 12 different singers as musical guests. Antonio’s new music will feature the voice and the drums …
Posted: January 9, 2018
On The Beat with Luis Campos of Delux: Talks Albums and Projects
Hi world, my name is Luis Campos. My friends call me “Chocs” and I’m originally from a small town in Culiacan, Mexico. I’ve been living in Los Angeles for about thirteen years and have been drumming around eighteen years. I became a drummer because of Pearl Jam drummer Dave Abbruzzese.
Posted: November 24, 2017
On The Beat with Jacobi Gunter: Doing What I Love To Do!
Hello Modern Drummer universe, I am Jacobi Gunter from Columbia, SC and this my inaugural post. I am so hyped yet humbled to share my phenomenal journey with you all here “On The Beat.” I’ve been told that my first performance was at eighteen months old, but my earliest memory …
Posted: October 25, 2016
Antonio Sanchez on the Making of Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol’s “Niyaz Suite”
Multi-instrumentalist, composer, and bandleader Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol recently released Resolution. It’s the follow-up to his 2014 album What’s Next, a name that also applies to his shape-shifting jazz orchestra, which can be pared down to a combo, depending on his needs. Sanlıkol writes in both contemporary classical and jazz styles …
Posted: November 2, 2015
Dom Famularo’s Teachers List
Over the course of his forty-year career traveling the globe to teach, perform, and conduct clinics, Dom Famularo has interacted with some of the finest drummers and drum instructors in the world. The following list contains many of those names, organized by country/continent. If you’re looking for top-notch drum instruction, …
Posted: October 5, 2015
Drum Cam Video: Jay Postones of TesseracT Demonstrates “Dystopia??? From the Brand-New Polaris Album
Watch this video with Jay Postones of TesseracT as he demonstrate “Dystopia??? from the brand-new Polaris Album….
Posted: August 26, 2015
News: Moore Music Announces Second-Annual Drum Day Event
Moore Music will host over 100 of the region’s drumming community for a full day of gear demos and performances from four top, world-renowned drummers: Matt Garstka (Animals As Leaders), Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper), Antonio Sanchez (Pat Metheny), and Danny Seraphine (Chicago, California Transit Authority)….
Posted: June 30, 2015
August 2015 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Antonio Sanchez
See what’s in the pages, and where to order, the August 2015 Issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Antonio Sanchez!
Posted: June 30, 2015
VIDEO LESSON! Samba Independence Tips With Jazz Great Antonio Sanchez
In this short video lesson, supplied by Drum Guru and Hudson Music, August 2015 cover artist, Antonio Sanchez, shares his favorite exercise for developing complete creative freedom with the left hand in a Brazilian samba style….
Posted: April 6, 2015
News: Drumeo.com Celebrates 1,000th Live Lesson With Jazz Great Antonio Sanchez
Drumeo.com announced that four-time Grammy Award–winning drummer, bandleader, and composer Antonio Sanchez will be teaching a free online drum lesson, entitled “Creative Soloing and Freedom,??? to celebrate the community’s 1,000th live lesson broadcast…
Posted: October 20, 2014
Enrico Pieranunzi Stories
A intimate trio setting can be especially suitable to a drummer who has masterful control of the “small??? notes. This is such a setting, and Antonio Sanchez is such a drummer….
Posted: August 27, 2014
Hello, Modern Drummer readers! It’s been a while since I last checked in from “the North Woods.??? I see all is great in drum land—so many amazing new talents every day!
Posted: July 23, 2013
September 2013 Issue of Modern Drummer Featuring Dino Danelli of the Rascals
See what’s in the September 2013 Issue of Modern Drummer magazine Featuring Dino Danelli of the Rascals…
Posted: June 28, 2013
Modern Drummer’s 2013 Readers Poll Winners
The results are in for the longest-running, most prestigious drummer poll in the world. Without further ado, here are your winners for 2013….
Posted: May 24, 2013
Mack Longpre of Chloe Charles
Greetings from Toronto! My name is Mack Longpre. I’m a twenty-four-year-old drummer and baseball enthusiast who holds Tim Horton’s coffee and baked goods close to my heart. I’d love to take this opportunity to share a bit about myself and to talk about the people who have helped, taught, and …
Posted: June 15, 2012
2012 Croatia International Drum Camp
The sixth annual Croatia Drum Camp will be held this August 5-12 at the Jeunesses Musicales International World Meeting Centre in Groznjan, Croatia. The picturesque backdrop of this 14th-century Mediterranean hilltop village overlooks sprawling vineyards surrounding the Adriatic Sea, making the camp one of the most unusual and geographically attractive …
Posted: May 16, 2012
Swingin’ the Clave: Advanced Exercises for Developing Independence (VIDEO)
Click here to check out a video of Jazz Drummer’s Workshop columnist Steve Fidyk explain many of the exercises in his “Swingin’ the Clave” article.
Posted: May 8, 2012
D’Arcus Curry, Angieszka Matusczak, and Karmi Santiago Announced as Winners of Hit Like A Girl 2012
The sponsors and supporters of “Hit Like A Girl 2012??? are proud to announce the winners of the first ever drumming contest for girls and women. (read more)
Posted: April 18, 2012
Shai Hulud’s Matt Covey
Hey guys, this is Matt Covey of Shai Hulud, the Suicide Dolls, and the Flaming Tsunamis. And the Hempsteadys. And the Franklin Brothers…and Young Pandas. About three and a half years ago, I was shocked to find myself on the road playing drums for a truly pioneering band….
Posted: December 9, 2011
National Music Workshop’s 2012 Pat Metheny Summer Music Workshop
For intermediate and advanced jazz musicians, all instruments (limited enrollment) — Event to be held August 20-24, 2012, The Spa at Norwich Inn, Norwich, CT– The National Music Workshop is proud to announce the 2012 Pat Metheny Summer Music Workshop. World-renowned guitarist, composer and bandleader Pat Metheny will return to …
Posted: July 1, 2011
MD Readers Poll 2011 Results
Welcome once again to the MD Readers Poll, where the greatest drummers on the planet are honored by the most educated drum fans around. Let’s get right to it: the envelope, please….
Posted: February 19, 2009
Mitch Mitchell: Drummers Weigh In
Mitch Mitchell was not alone in blending jazz and rock drumming styles, but he may have pushed the combo further than anyone who came before him. Here a number of noted drummers provide further insight into Mitch’s influence….
Posted: April 10, 2008
Tony Nesbitt-Larking with The Most Serene Republic
With our new CD, Population, hot off the press, and with the backing of Yaris and Arts & Crafts, we hit the road last October for a two-month mega-tour across Canada and the US.
Posted: January 16, 2008
Best Of ’07
I’m convinced that, ten years from now, we’re going to look back at 2007 as an unusually fertile time in music and in drumming.
Posted: December 15, 2007
Best known for his multi-timbral, multi-textural, orchestral jazz drumming with The Pat Metheny Group, Antonio Sanchez spreads his solo sticks wide for his debut as a leader, Migration….
Posted: May 12, 2004
Duduka Da Fonseca: Samba Deep
As a teenager growing up in Rio de Janeiro, Duduka Da Fonseca witnessed Brazil’s bossa nova revolution firsthand. With renowned drummer Joao Palma as a neighbor, Duduka was accepted into an inner circle of drummers including Edison Machado, Dom Um Romeo, and Milton Banana.
Posted: September 29, 2017
Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 111: Antonio Sanchez, Utilizing Tension and Release, Canopus NV60-M5 Snare, and More
In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss modern jazz great Antonio Sanchez, who just released an adventurous drum-centric album titled Bad Hombre.
Posted: September 25, 2015
Episode 9: Antonio Sanchez, 21 Drummers Camp, Fidock 6×13 Heartbreaker Series Snare, Remo Powerstroke Heads, and More
In this episode, Johnston talks about his recent trip to Ireland to teach a drum camp with fellow drummers Mark Guiliana and Robert “Sput??? Searight. Then Mike and Mike discuss August 2015 Modern Drummer cover artist, modern jazz great Antonio Sanchez. Next, Dawson digs a little deeper into the Fidock …