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News: KoSA Cuba’s Percussion Workshop and Havana’s Drum Festival Fiesta del Tambor Celebrate Another Sizzling Hot Edition

KoSA Cuba held the thirteenth edition of its annual workshop and festival this past March 1–8. Participants came from the USA, Switzerland, Italy, Canada, and Argentina. The program’s itinerary included informative classes, hands-on lessons, and musical performances by the talented…

Modern Drummer
Apr 1, 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

Drummer Blog: Gabor “Gabs??? Dornyei on Touring and Being True to Yourself

Hi there, Modern Drummer readers, it’s Gabor “Gabs” Dornyei here from London, UK, and it’s great to be given the opportunity by MD to share some insights of my career with you. When you find yourself playing on the same…

Modern Drummer
Sep 30, 2014

Dixon Presents California 2014 Clinic Tour with Gregg Bissonette

Gregg Bissonette signed with Dixon drums this past April just in time for the Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band’s North American tour. While on break between legs, Bissonette will present his first US clinic tour as a Dixon…

Modern Drummer
Sep 3, 2014

Mapex “Over the Edge Tour??? With Russ Miller and Rashid Williams

Mapex artists and staff members will be stopping in fifteen cities across the USA for the Mapex SONIClear “Over the Edge Tour.” The tour is designed to allow players to experience first-hand the award-winning SONIClear bearing edge and the sound…

Modern Drummer
Aug 29, 2014

Musicians Institute’s to Host World-Renowned Musicians for Special Clinics

Musicians Institute (MI), the College of Contemporary Music in Hollywood, CA, has announced its first round of instructors for Summer Shot 2014, the two-week music camp coming to MI’s campus beginning on June 23. In addition to the Hollywood music…

Modern Drummer
May 28, 2014

Terry Bozzio and Universal Percussion’s Tom Shelley Tour the South

Terry Bozzio joined Universal Percussion president Tom Shelley this past February and March for their third joint clinic tour. After covering a good chunk of the Eastern US last fall, the duo performed at venues throughout the South. Their first…

Modern Drummer
May 8, 2014

Drum Daze 2014 Columbus, Ohio

Modern Drummer Publications and Columbus Pro Percussion are teaming up to create one amazing drumming day. On Sunday, March 30th, some of the biggest names in drumming will come together for an afternoon you won’t forget. But what is Drum Daze?…

Modern Drummer
Mar 21, 2014

Ginger Baker’s Son, Kofi, to Conduct Clinics and Concerts in October

Sons of Cream drummer Kofi Baker will be conducting a handful of clinics and concerts in October. Details below. October 9, 2013 – Drum Clinic – Sam Ash, Las Vegas, NV October 11, 2013 – Kofi Baker’s Cream Experience –…

Modern Drummer
Sep 19, 2013

Matt Halpern Mapex Groove Clinic Tour Dates for September

Mapex artist and Periphery drummer, Matt Halpern, will be conducting a clinic tour at the following locations during the month of September:   9/18/2013 – Wednesday - Mid Atlantic Drums - Towson, MD 9/19/2013 – Thursday - Accent Music -…

Modern Drummer
Sep 11, 2013

Rick Latham Euro Tour 2013 2.0 Dates Sept-Oct

  Los Angeles studio and touring drummer Rick Latham has recently announced dates for his Euro Tour 2013 2.0. The tour includes a combination of performances and clinics and brings Latham to Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Italy, and China. For…

Modern Drummer
Aug 30, 2013

Terry Bozzio and Tom Shelley Clinic Tour

Universal Percussion president and founder Tom Shelley and drummer Terry Bozzio team up for February 2013 clinics. Date Location Venue/Info February 3, 2013 Natrona Heights, PA Drums N Moore, 1832 Union Ave. 724.895.3055 February 4, 2013 Eastlake, OH Stebal Drums,…

Modern Drummer
Jan 8, 2013

Luis Conte Discusses Playing a 6/8 Feel With Thomas Lang

  In this video world-renowned percussionist Luis Conte and drum demon Thomas Lang, who, along with fusion pioneer Billy Cobham, have recently begun interactive lessons via ArtistWorks, demonstrate and discuss playing a 6/8 feel. Luis’s online lessons launch on April…

Modern Drummer
Apr 11, 2012

LP Launches March Clinic Tour

LP (Latin Percussion) has annouced dates and artists for it's March Clinic Tour. Each month, with the cooperation of retailers and schools, LP schedules educational clinics with many of its endorsing artists. Many of these events offer free or inexpensive admission…

Modern Drummer
Mar 2, 2012