Harvey Mason

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Centrestage Presents Harvey Mason Master Class

  On May 13, 2017, Centrestage will host a Harvey Mason master class at Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, Soho, W1, London. This lunchtime session begins at 12:30 and will feature Mason demonstrating some of his musical and drum techniques,…

Modern Drummer
Apr 3, 2017

News: Dave Weckl, Sonny Emory, Harvey Mason, and Will Kennedy to Judge Online Competition

Simon Phillips, Sonny Emory, Dave Weckl, Will Kennedy, Chris Coleman, and Harvey Mason are among the judges in an online competition hosted by Grammy-winning guitarist/producer Lee Ritenour. The fifth biennial Six String Theory Competition is accepting applications accepted for guitar,…

Modern Drummer
Apr 13, 2016

February 2016 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Adam Deitch

(Available digitally December 29, 2015; in print January 3, 2016) On the Cover Adam Deitch “There’s a constant search for finding out what your sound is and what you’re able to express in the moment, when it counts. It just…

Modern Drummer
Dec 30, 2015

News: Legendary Drummer Harvey Mason to Receive Honorary Degree at Berklee Commencement

Berklee College of Music president Roger H. Brown will present drum legend Harvey Mason with an honorary doctorate at Berklee’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 9, at the 7,000-seat Agganis Arena at Boston University. Honorary doctorate recipients are recognized for…

Modern Drummer
Apr 16, 2015

Influences: Harvey Mason

  by Ken Micallef   Harvey Mason’s classic 1970s-era session work comprises some of the most soulful jazz, pop, and R&B recordings ever cut to vinyl. Mason’s golden ’70s period includes Herbie Hancock’s Head Hunters, Donald Byrd’s Black Byrd, Seals…

Modern Drummer
Aug 19, 2014

Lee Ritenour Announces All-Star Judges For 4th Bi-Annual Six String Theory Competition

Vince Gill, Keb’ Mo’, John Patitucci, Marcus Miller, Dave Weckl, Harvey Mason, Dave Grusin and Patrice Rushen Among Musicians Serving in Categories of Guitar, Bass, Piano/Keyboard and Drums REGISTRATION REMAINS OPEN THROUGH MAY 15, 2014  TOTAL PRIZE PACKAGE VALUE OVER…

Modern Drummer
Apr 1, 2014

Simmons Electronic Drum Fans And Followers Support New Online Museum

More than thirty years after Simmons electronic drums helped usher in the modern age of electronic drumming with their SDSV electronic drumkit and hexagonal drum pads, Simmons enthusiast, collector, and restoration expert Wolfgang Stoelzle has announced the creation of an…

Modern Drummer
Apr 18, 2012

November Web Update News

Mako Sakamoto and Ash Soan are on U.K. singer-songwriter James Morrison's latest, The Awakening. For more, visit www.jamesmorrisonmusic.com. Shawn Pelton and Bashiri Johnson are on Lisa Jaeggi’s Epic Epic. Pelton is also on James McCartney’s The Complete EP Collection. Click…

Modern Drummer
Nov 22, 2011

Back Through the Stack: Harvey Mason

“I never really thought of being a professional musician,” says Harvey Mason. “Music is something I did for fun and enjoyment, and coming from a poor family, there was no way I was going to do anything that wouldn’t make…

Modern Drummer
Sep 22, 2011