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February 2022:
Gallery of Groove

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 …

January 1983:
Jim Gordon Nothing But Music

This conversation took place one night while I was sitting at home in New Jersey and Jim was at home 3000 miles away in California.

November 2017:
John Dentz, Giovanni Hidalgo, DW Drums and more!

John Dentz Passes This past May 9, Los Angeles–based drummer John Dentz passed away. “I loved the way John played,” says the iconic studio and stage drummer Jim Keltner, who was friends with Dentz since the mid-’60s, and who in 1969 passed the baton in Gábor Szabó’s band to the …

February 2015:
Understand Indian Rhythmic Concepts

Let’s get it straight from the start: There’s no dabbling when it comes to incorporating Indian musical influences into your playing. It’s all just too deep. But for decades, Western drummers who’ve fallen under Indian music’s spell have gladly dedicated the hours, weeks, and years required to truly absorb its …

November 1998:
November 1998 – Volume 22 • Number 11

Billy Cobham, Giovanni Hidalgo, Matt Wilson, Max Roach, Bernard Perdie, Apt. Q-258, Jeff Sipe, Wayne Wilburn, Mike Portnoy, Andy Partridge, Patrick Fitzsimmons, Caroline Corr, Roger Earl, Les DeMerle, Denny Fongheiser, Kenny Aronoff, Danny Gottlieb

October 1997:
October 1997 – Volume 21 • Number 10

Chad Sexton, Don Lombardi, Herb Brochstein, Roy Burns, Vic Firth, Ron Spagnardi, Virgil Donati, John Tempesta, Charlie Benante, Steve Gadd, Giovanni Hidalgo, Bill Stewart, Tony Royster Jr. , Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, Paul Wertico, Jack DeJohnette, Steve Ferrone, Papa Jo Jones, Chad Smith, Mario Calire, Jeff Porcaro, Jason Bonham, Bun …

Posted: October 7, 2016

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
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 of the more than fifty-year-old percussion brand.

Posted: July 15, 2014

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Percussionist Melanie Howe

What’s going on, Modern Drummer readers? I’m stoked to be supplying my first official blog for you. Those of you not familiar with me, I’m a hand drummer and percussionist based in Tennessee.

Posted: April 16, 2014

Category: News, News and Events
KoSA Percussion Workshops

The 2014 South Florida Percussion Workshop/KoSA Miami will take place…

Posted: January 16, 2013

Category: Drummers, Lessons
Around the World: Indian Clave

Click here to check out the recording of “Indian Clave,” by Pete Lockett and Horacio “el Negro” Hernandez, for the March 2013 Around the World column.

Posted: June 20, 2012

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Mathias Künzli

Music has guided my career for over two decades. I was born in Switzerland, and I started to play drums at age thirteen, playing rock ’n’ roll and then becoming the drummer for the Swiss Youth Jazz Orchestra. After receiving two scholarships from Berklee College of Music, I moved to …

Posted: August 16, 2010

Category: Drummers, The Greats
David Garibaldi: Perpetually Hip With Tower Of Power

In the ’70s, David Garibaldi’s drumming with Tower Of Power was a revelation. Not only did he lay down some of the baddest beats ever played, the master drummer expanded the vocabulary of the instrument. Give a listen to some of those classic grooves, like “Squib Cakes,??? “What Is Hip?,??? …

Posted: November 5, 2009

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Gloria Gaynor’s Swiss Chris

I am currently doing dates with Gloria Gaynor. I’m also playing drums for Bajah & the Dry Eye Crew…

Posted: October 8, 2009

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Dave Watts of the Kyle Hollingsworth Band

My name is Dave Watts and I’m writing to you from the road with my current project, the Kyle Hollingsworth Band.

Posted: August 20, 2009

Category: Drummers, The Greats
Remembering Jim Chapin

The venerable drum teacher passed away this July 4, leaving behind thousands of acolytes–and a million great stories. In this companion to the In Memoriam in the October issue of MD, we hear from some of Chapin’s many friends and drumming disciples.

Posted: July 19, 2008

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Greg Ellis

Hello, from my studio in Beachwood Canyon in the Hollywood Hills. My name is Greg Ellis. Although you might not immediately know my name, its a fairly good bet that you’ve heard my playing many times.

Posted: July 15, 2006

Category: Drummers
Ignacio Berroa – Havana Hot Head

Imagine growing up in a country where playing music is illegal, where practicing religion can get you yanked out of your home in the middle of the night, and where the only available drum instructor is some moldy Russian guy with enough ear hair to start a small forest….

Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Mickey Hart

Kodo’s Mondo Headwas an intense labor of love for producer Mickey Hart, who recorded over thirty hours of music from morning ’til night for a project he describes as “a marvelous hybrid filled with beautiful grooves and wonderful vocalizations.

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