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News: New Jersey’s “Holiday Percussion??? to Perform in December

Holiday Percussion, under the direction of Chris Colaneri, is the largest inter-generational percussion ensemble in New Jersey. Percussionists perform Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa music on marimba, bells, xylophone, vibraphone, drums, and more. Last year, close to fifty participants came from…

Modern Drummer
Dec 4, 2015

Project/Two Launches Allentown JazzFest Featuring JoJo Mayer and Nerve

This year, the Allentown JazzFest debuts in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. The festival will run from April 28th through May 3rd. The main performances will take place in Miller Symphony Hall, the home of the Allentown Symphony. Allentown…

Modern Drummer
Jan 30, 2015

Little Kids Rock to Honor Joan Jett on October 23

  Mark your calendars to help build a world where all kids can live rich, purposeful lives through music at Little Kids Rock’s 6th Annual Benefit in NYC on Thursday, October 23. Presented by Guitar Center, the event will honor…

Modern Drummer
Sep 9, 2014

VIDEO! Aaron Comess and the Spin Doctors Live in NYC On November 23, 2013, Modern Drummer hosted a special evening with the Spin Doctors and drummer Aaron Comess at the Cutting Room in New York City. The night began with NYC radio personality Maria Milito of Q104.3 introducing a…

Modern Drummer
Sep 4, 2014

Bonzo Bash Hits the East Coast

Brian Tichy brings Bonzo Bash back to Bergen PAC in New Jersey on May 31 to celebrate the legendary drumming of Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham. Drummers scheduled to perform include Zach Alford (David Bowie/B-52s/Bruce Springsteen), Will Calhoun (Living Colour), Joe…

Modern Drummer
May 15, 2014

A Battle of the Bands to Benefit Little Kids Rock

"Big kids" will take the stage at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square and raise funds to help some little kids ROCK! The second annual Big Kids Rock! Battle of the Bands benefit event will feature performances by Little…

Modern Drummer
May 14, 2014

The Ox and the Loon Special Event Honoring the Who’s John Entwistle and Keith Moon This April 24

Tichy/Sutton Productions will present “The Ox and the Loon: A Night of Rhythmic Lunacy” in honor of John Entwistle and Keith Moon of the Who on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California. After…

Modern Drummer
Apr 17, 2014

Aaron Comess Celebrates The Release of His New CD Blues for Use

In a world of downloadable singles and short attention spans, Aaron Comess has intentionally created an “album” in the old-school sense of the word  - “I’ve always thought of records like a movie where each song is a new scene” …

Modern Drummer
Apr 7, 2014

Initial Lineup Announced for 2014 Blue Note Jazz Festival

With over 150 performances at more than fifteen venues throughout New York City, the 2014 Blue Note Jazz Festival will be held Sunday, June 1 through Monday, June 30. Ticket information and a current schedule of events and locations are…

Modern Drummer
Mar 24, 2014

EUPHORIA Celebrates the Music of Composer/Drummer Chico Hamilton In Monthly Concert Series

Marking his 65th CD and final in-studio recording session, NEA jazz master and legendary composer/drummer Foreststorn “Chico” Hamilton (1921-2013) shares his highly anticipated posthumous album The Inquiring Mind (Release Date: 2.25.14). Featuring his long-time quintet EUPHORIA, this 19-track album includes newly composed…

Modern Drummer
Mar 13, 2014

Twist and Shout: Soul Legends Celebrate the Beatles

Twist and Shout: Soul Legends Celebrate the Beatles, at the legendary Apollo Theater on 253 West 125th Street, is one of the star-studded charity concerts being held as part of NYC Fab 50: Celebrating the Music of the Beatles 50th…

Modern Drummer
Jan 6, 2014

Super Vibes Jam Descends on Asbury Park

Many of the world’s greatest jazz vibraphonists will perform a free vibes jam at the Dauphin Grille on Saturday, January 4, 2014, in conjunction with the second World Vibes Congress. Featured artists include Gary Burton, Stefon Harris, Joe Locke, Tony…

Modern Drummer
Dec 31, 2013

MD Contributor Stephen Bidwell on Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas

While we have a different festival of some kind nearly every other week here in Austin, Texas, one seems to set itself apart for some of us, and that’s Fun Fun Fun Fest. Fun Fun Fun Fest had its eighth…

Modern Drummer
Dec 23, 2013

EVENT - Celebrating the Life & Music of Legendary Drummer Chico Hamilton

EUPHORIA Presents Celebrating the Life & Music of Foreststorn “Chico" Hamilton, featuring Chico's longstanding Euphoria ensemble with Paul Ramsey (bass), Evan Schwam (flute + reeds), Jeremy Carlstedt (drums + percussion), Mayu Saeki (flute) & Nick Demopolous (guitar). Chico Hamilton passed away…

Modern Drummer
Dec 10, 2013