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John DeChristopher Live From My Drum Room With John Riley

John’s guest is world renowned drummer, educator and author, John Riley. John talks about his 30 plus years as the drummer with the legendary Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, his early studies with Joe Morello, and his long association with Manhattan School…

Modern Drummer
Jan 19, 2023

KoSA International Percussion Workshop, Drum Camp & Festival

The KoSA International Percussion Workshop, Drum Camp, and Festival will take place atCastleton State College, Castleton, VT, July 22-27, 2014. Highlights include an intensive music camp with small, hands-on classeswith professional world-class drummers and percussionistsfor players of all ages and…

Modern Drummer
Jun 6, 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

The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra’s John Riley

by Paul Wells In addition to the cover story on big band star Buddy Rich, the December 2012 issue of Modern Drummer magazine features a fascinating conversation between the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra’s John Riley and VJO drum sub Paul Wells.…

Modern Drummer
Nov 19, 2012

2012 Croatia International Drum Camp

The sixth annual Croatia Drum Camp will be held this August 5-12 at the Jeunesses Musicales International World Meeting Centre in Groznjan, Croatia. The picturesque backdrop of this 14th-century Mediterranean hilltop village overlooks sprawling vineyards surrounding the Adriatic Sea, making…

Modern Drummer
Jun 15, 2012

Jose Rosa

Hello, Modern Drummer readers. My name is Jose Rosa, and I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself, tell you about my latest book, The Art of Latin Drumming, and share information about the Contemporary Drums & Percussion Camp.…

Modern Drummer
Mar 26, 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

Modern Drummer Festival™ 2011 DVD

The Hudson Music team was on hand once again to capture all the action as the Modern Drummer Festival 2011 took place at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey. In a program packed with amazing performances and insightful educational…

Modern Drummer
Oct 27, 2011

More Images from the Modern Drummer Festival

Check out more images from the Modern Drummer Festival 2011! photos and videos by EJ DeCoske and Greg Baldwin

Modern Drummer
May 21, 2011

VIDEO! John Riley 2011 Modern Drummer Festival montage In this montage drummer John Riley performs at the 2011 Modern Drummer Festival. Modern Drummer’s 2011 Festival was held at Montclair State University in New Jersey on May 21, 2011. Video/Editing by EJ DeCoske and Greg Baldwin for Modern Drummer.

Modern Drummer
May 21, 2011

Joe Morello: Changing The Way We Think About Time

In his classic book The Great Jazz Drummers, Modern Drummer founder Ron Spagnardi said, “Throughout his storied career, Joe Morello displayed a rare combination of drumming talents. He revealed an exceptional sense of swing and finesse combined with astounding technical ability. Along with…

Modern Drummer
Mar 14, 2011

John Riley : Master Player/Master Teacher

John Riley, one of the most respected drummer/educators of the past thirty years, was born in 1954, and began playing drums at the age of eight. At twelve Riley began playing in rock bands and was first exposed to jazz…

Modern Drummer
Nov 2, 2010