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Renowned Japanese Drummer Hideo Yamaki Conducts First-Ever U.S. Clinic, Performs With Bill Laswell and Dave Douglas

In-demand Japanese drummer Hideo Yamaki (Ryuichi Sakamoto, DJ Krush, John Zorn, Arto Lindsay, Bill Laswell, David Sylvian) will demonstrate his concepts at the New Jersey School of Percussion in West Orange, New Jersey, this coming Sunday, August 21. Admission to…

Modern Drummer
Aug 5, 2016

Backbeats - Woodstick Groove 2016

 This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the September 2016 issue, which is available here. Backbeats Woodstick Groove 2016 This past April, Groove Music for Youth and the Emerald Queen Casino held their annual nonprofit drumming…

Modern Drummer
Jul 29, 2016

Sabian Announces Crescent Clinic Tour

The Crescent Clinic Tour will take place at Sabian Hand Select Cymbal Boutiques, which are the exclusive dealers of Sabian’s new Crescent line. The tour sees Crescent stalwarts Jeff Hamilton and Stanton Moore set off separately across America to present…

Modern Drummer
Jul 21, 2016

Sabian Education Network Hosts Los Angeles Event at Musicians Institute

On April 12, 2016, the Sabian Education Network hosted a panel discussion event for drum teachers at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California. Led by SEN director Joe Bergamini, the panel featured Dave Black, Jeff Bowders, Fred Dinkins, and Pete Gamber…

Modern Drummer
Apr 30, 2016

Rhythm, Sound, and Magic Spring Camp

Join two old friends and masters of percussion Billy Martin (Medeski, Martin and Wood, John Scofield, Iggy Pop, Bob Moses) and Cyro Baptista (Paul Simon, Herbie Hancock, John Zorn, Yo Yo Ma, Trey Anastasio), plus special guests John Medeski and…

Modern Drummer
Apr 29, 2016

News: Study With World-Class Players at Rhythm Retreat Spring 2016

Rhythm Retreat 2016 takes place April 3-8 and April 17-22 in Skaneatles, NY, and is presented by legends and new voices at the forefront of modern drumming. The first session features master clinicians Jeff “Tain” Watts, Jerry Marotta, and Adam…

Modern Drummer
Mar 1, 2016

News: Rich Redmond’s Drummer’s Weekend Comes to Los Angeles on April 8 to 10

Rich Redmond is hosting a Drummer’s Weekend in Los Angeles on April 8 to 10. The three-day immersive education event takes place in the heart of Hollywood and features twenty-four total hours of hands-on training with some of the greatest…

Modern Drummer
Feb 23, 2016

News: Kenny Aronoff Performance and Master Class in Indianapolis

A master class and performance will be presented by rock/pop/studio great Kenny Aronoff at the JCC in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 28, 2015. The master class will be held from 4 pm to 5 pm. Open to all ages and…

Modern Drummer
Sep 18, 2015

Event: Billy “Thunder??? Mason and Friends to Present Drum Clinic at Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, July 9

The Billy “Thunder” Mason and Friends drum clinic is an event designed for die-hard drummers and musicians as well as curious people who are wondering what a drum clinic is all about. The clinic starts at 6:30 pm on July…

Modern Drummer
Jun 2, 2015

Mike Portnoy and Winery Dogs Announce Special Discount for Modern Drummer Readers for Second Annual Dog Camp

Winery Dogs, featuring drummer Mike Portnoy, bassist Billy Sheehan, and singer/guitarist Richie Kotzen, are hosting the 2015 edition of Dog Camp this July 27 though 31 at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York. Modern Drummer readers are…

Modern Drummer
May 18, 2015

Shed Sessions Worldwide New York Edition

Shed Sessions will be holding an event at the Hotel Courtyard at New York’s LaGuardia Airport this coming June 19. Featured will be drum clinics with Calvin Rodgers (Fred Hammond), Jamal Moore (Backstreet Boys, Natasha Bedingfield), Shariq Tucker (2014 Guitar…

Modern Drummer
May 5, 2015

News: Moore Music Welcomed Back Metal Drummer Shawn Drover for Two Days of Lessons and a Clinic

In October of 2014, Moore Music held its first annual Drum Day event, featuring former Megadeth drummer Shawn Drover. Drover’s explosive style of metal drumming was well received by all in attendance and requests for Shawn’s return to Moore Music…

Modern Drummer
Apr 8, 2015

News: Tenth-Anniversary Meinl Drum Festival Lineup Announced!

The tenth-anniversary Meinl Drum Festival will take place June 27, 2015, in Gutenstetten, Germany, and will feature a lineup of world-renowned drummers. Luke Holland, known on YouTube as LukeHollandDrums, is best known for his drum covers and for being the…

Modern Drummer
Feb 21, 2015

News: Terry Bozzio and Tom Shelley Hitting the Road in 2015 With Their “Drums and Percussion??? Tour

Terry Bozzio and Tom Shelley are once again hitting the road for clinic tours. Universal Percussion will sponsor the appearances in conjunction with select drums and percussion dealers. Terry Bozzio needs little introduction to drumming fans. From his groundbreaking performances…

Modern Drummer
Feb 13, 2015