Paul Wertico

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News: 25th-Annual Chicago Drum Show to Take Place May 15–17, 2015

The 25th Annual Chicago Drum Show is shaping up to be another world-class percussion event. Organizer Rob Cook reports that every aspect of the show is on track to maintain the show’s status as a premier educational and entertainment event.…

Modern Drummer
Feb 19, 2015

Mark Egan On... The star bassist reflects on 15 world-class drummers

The February 2013 issue of Modern Drummer magazine features renowned bassist Mark Egan sharing some of the lessons he’s learned from working with drumming royalty. Here he focuses the discussion on the unique qualities and skills each of these players…

Modern Drummer
Jan 3, 2013

Paul Wertico Drum Solo

  Check out this drum solo that Paul Wertico played at the Feast for the Senses Concert this past June 4, at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield, Illinois. According to Paul, “The solo is totally improvised, and…

Modern Drummer
Jul 6, 2012

Marty Beller of They Might Be Giants

Hello, Modern Drummer readers. Marty Beller, drummer for They Might Be Giants, here. In 2000, I got a call from TMBG bassist Danny Weinkauf. We had met through guitarist Dan Miller, who I had toured with in my band Meow.…

Modern Drummer
Jul 13, 2011

John Marshall on Soft Machine’s Quintessential Recordings

Soft Machine's John Marshall chats with MD Pro Panelist Paul Wertico in the Ask a Pro section of this month’s MD. Here, we present Marshall riffing on his quintessential recordings with the British jazz-rock institution. But first check out this…

Modern Drummer
Jun 28, 2011

Paul Wertico: Prolific And Profound With Metheny And Beyond

(From the June 2010 issue of Modern Drummer magazine) Paul Wertico first grabbed the world’s attention as a member of jazz guitarist Pat Metheny’s group, with whom he recorded ten CDs and won seven Grammys between 1983 and 2001. Other…

Modern Drummer
Jan 10, 2011

Jonathan Schang of District 97

Hi, Modern Drummer readers! Although you probably haven’t heard of me, I’m delighted MD has graciously offered to allow me to contribute to their blog! Like many of you, I started out banging on pots and pans at home and…

Modern Drummer
Aug 27, 2010

Paul Wertico: Gimme 10!

The multi-Grammy winner is never short on great suggestions for improving your playing. In fact, when we asked Wertico to offer ten tips for his story in this month’s issue, he gave us sixteen! Here’s what we couldn’t fit in…

Modern Drummer
Apr 20, 2010