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On the Beat With Daniel Glass: New York Jazz Intensive

Hey everyone, Daniel Glass here. I am thrilled to announce the inaugural Daniel Glass New York Jazz Intensive, which will be happening at the Drummers Collective in NYC, June 3-6, 2016. Right now we’re offering Modern Drummer readers a $100…

Modern Drummer
May 16, 2016

On the Beat With Jessica Forsythe of Sick of Sarah: Always Learning

Hey everyone! I’m Jessica Forsythe and I drum in a band out of Minneapolis called Sick of Sarah. I moved to Minneapolis to audition for the band back in 2009 and have been a professional touring drummer ever since. I…

Modern Drummer
Apr 22, 2016

On the Beat With Simon Hanson of Squeeze: Continuing the Success of 2015

Hello MD readers, I’m Simon Hanson from the English band Squeeze (“Tempted,” “Cool for Cats,” and “Pulling Mussels from the Shell”). I’ve been associated with the band for the last twenty years and a full time member for the last…

Modern Drummer
Jan 27, 2016

On the Beat With Nelson’s Gunnar Nelson: A Drummer Who Happens to Sing and Play Guitar

Hello, Modern Drummers! I’m a drummer who happens to play guitar and sing. It has been said that drumming may be the first music man ever made. In my case it has been a source of who I am. I…

Modern Drummer
Jun 8, 2015

Duncan Burnett of Mime Game

Yo, yo, yo! What’s up beautiful people of Modern Drummer? My name is Duncan Burnett. I am a twenty-four-year-old artist/musician/producer from the middle of the map—Olathe, Kansas to be exact. I got my start on drums like a lot of…

Modern Drummer
Mar 27, 2014

JR Kurtz of CSS

Photo by Liz Eastman 2014 began as an amazing journey in New Zealand and Australia for the Big Day Out festival. Throughout the three weeks spent on the road there, I not only became more confident as a drummer but…

Modern Drummer
Mar 24, 2014

Jason Schmidt of Brian Davis

Hello again, Modern Drummer readers! In my first blog, I introduced myself to you. If you didn’t get a chance to read it, please check it out here. In this blog, I’d like to talk about something I feel that…

Modern Drummer
Jan 17, 2014