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Bob Holz on His Latest Album and More!

Talks Shows, Latest Album, and Gear Hello Modern Drummers! It’s been a whirlwind of activity for me since I recently moved to Los Angeles. What a pleasure it was to headline at the world famous Catalina Jazz Bar in Hollywood…

Modern Drummer
Apr 18, 2019

Event: Sweetwater Presents GearFest 2015

    Sweetwater, a top online retailer of music instruments and audio equipment in the US, is presenting GearFest 2015 on Friday, June 12, from 9 am to 6 pm, and Saturday, June 13, from 9 am to 5 pm,…

Modern Drummer
May 8, 2015

Utsi Zimring Zone 23

CD/ALBUM   This moody and organic acoustic/electric jazz collection from drummer/composer Utsi Zimring features an all-star line-up of NYC jazz greats including guitarist Mike Stern, pianist David Kikoski, and saxophonist Bob Franceschini. Zimring dances playfully around the melodies with a…

Modern Drummer
May 16, 2012

Dave Weckl: Continuously Astounding

In April of 1984, Modern Drummer ran an “Up And Coming” article on a young drummer from St. Louis who’d just landed his first high-profile gig, on the Simon & Garfunkel reunion tour. His name was Dave Weckl. He came…

Modern Drummer
Jul 7, 2010

Dennis Chambers: Fiercely Comin’ At You From Multiple Directions

Dennis Chambers was born on May 9, 1959, and started playing the drums at the young age of four. By his sixth birthday he was already playing in nightclubs. Strictly self-taught, at the age of eighteen Dennis went straight from…

Modern Drummer
Mar 26, 2010

Steve Smith: The Ultimate Multi-Dimensional Drummer

Over the past thirty years, Steve Smith has scaled the heights of pop-rock success with Journey, has been widely acknowledged as a true master of the instrument, and has performed with the greatest jazz artists of his generation—including in his…

Modern Drummer
Feb 22, 2010

Dennis Chambers: Santana Now: A Force Of Nature

A rhythmic force of nature since its inception in San Francisco's Mission District in 1966, the Santana band has always set the bar high. And now, with superstar drummer Dennis Chambers joining percussionists Raul Rekow and Karl Perazzo, the bar…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2004