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Blue Man Group Crowns Winner of New York Drum-Off

Blue Man Group has crowned Kwesi Robinson of Lawrenceville, NJ as the winner of the first-ever New York Blue Man Drum-Off as part of the Astor Alive! Festival on Saturday, September 23. The final round of the competition took place…

Modern Drummer
Sep 29, 2017

Blue Man Group Announces New York Drum-Off

Blue Man Group is teaming up with Astor Alive! Festival to host the first- ever Blue Man New York Drum-Off on Sunday, September 23. To enter, drummers will need to create a video showing their creativity, technical ability, unique style…

Modern Drummer
Aug 21, 2017

Blue Man Group Boston Hosting Third Annual Drum-Off Competition

Image by Caroline Talbot Photography | Blue Man Group Boston is hosting their third annual drum-off competition to find the most creative, talented drummers in the greater Boston area. This year’s finals will be held July 16 at 1…

Modern Drummer
Jun 16, 2016

The Trap Set With Joe Wong Announces Funny Drummer Month

Drumedy — 1. A popular phrase that describes the convergence of drums and comedy. 2. Didn’t exist — until now. The worlds of drumming and comedy finally merge in the form of Funny Drummers Month, starting August 5th on The Trap Set…

Modern Drummer
Aug 10, 2015

VIDEO! Solid Soloing, Part 2: Changing Note Rates (From the January 2015 Issue)

The excerpt below is taken from the January 2015 issue of Modern Drummer. Drum Soloist Solid Soloing Part 2: Changing Note Rates by James Murphy In this miniseries we’re utilizing my “glue” method to gain freedom and flow while soloing.…

Modern Drummer
Dec 23, 2014

Jeff Tortora of Blue Man Group

Hey all! My name is Jeff Tortora, originally from Syracuse, New York, and this is my first Modern Drummer blog post, which I am very excited about! I’ve been playing drums since I was five (starting on pots and pans,…

Modern Drummer
Jan 13, 2014

Blue Man Group’s Jason Mackenroth

Hey, Modern Drummer readers, it’s a pleasure to have this opportunity to bring you up to date on what’s going on with me since the Rollins Band/Mother Superior days. After releasing a CD and touring for my own band, Mack,…

Modern Drummer
Sep 30, 2009