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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Bruford Back: Bringing Bill's Big Book?

Dates for the Bruford Sessions and Book Launch:
Wednesday December 1st: 7.00 pm Guitar Center Manhattan, 25 W. 14th Street, Manhattan, NY 10011. Call 212-463-7500. First come first served.

Thursday December 2nd : 7.00 pm. Drummers Collective, 541 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10011. Call (212) 741-0091 X100 to reserve a ticket or show up on the day.

Friday December 3rd: 3.00 pm. Miller Recital Hall,Manhattan School of Music, 601 West 122nd Street, NYC, NY (at Broadway and 122nd Street - main entrance on 122nd Street). Call (917) 493-4428. First come first served.

Monday December 6th: UArts, Philadelphia, PA. Private event – students only.

Tuesday December 7th: 7.00 pm. Drumshop, 878, S.Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104. Call (901) 692 7911. Tickets available in store and online at

Wednesday December 8th: 7.00 pm. Borders Bookstore, 650 Mall Blvd., King of Prussia, PA 19406. Call 610.337.9009. Free public admission.

Bill will deliver a 90 minute audio-visual talk loosely entitled "The Creative Musician in a Commercial World", based around his recent autobiography.

The talk will draw on plenty of archive footage* from Bill’s 41-year career. Books will be available for purchase and signing on December 1st, 7th, and 8th. There will be no hands-on drumming.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Chad Wackerman/ Kim Plainfield Sept Masterclass in NYC

Kim Plainfield

Chad Wackerman

@ the collective new york city

Thursday, August 26, 2010

PAS 2010 Indiana Convention Center

November 10 - 13, 2010
Indiana Convention Center
Indianapolis, Indiana

The lineup will include more than 120 events on twelve stages featuring many of the world's best musicians on drumset, orchestral percussion, keyboard, world percussion, marching and more. Confirmed artists and presenters will be announced in July.

Wednesday's Focus Day schedule has been revamped. This year, PASIC will open with a Wednesday 8:00pm evening Focus Day concert themed "Ecology of Percussion." Wednesday's daytime Focus Day programming has been moved to Thursday with a series of concerts beginning at 9:00am.

The convention's International Drum and Percussion Expo takes place Nov. 11-13 with more than 115 exhibitors showcasing the latest in percussion instruments, gear, publications and services.

The nationally recognized PASIC Marching Percussion Festival also takes place during the convention. This indoor festival features a competition of high school and collegiate drumlines and solo performers vying for top honors.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Max then pass it to Steve...

In this episode of Max then Steve, let's take a look at one amazing solo piece from Max Roach "Blues for Big Sid" then check out an interpretation by Steve Smith in the early 90's soon after he started studying with Freddie Gruber

Max (1966):

Steve Smith (early 90's):

Friday, July 2, 2010

Rhythm Devils from Grateful Dead: Mickey Hart + Bill Kreutzmann

Rhythm Devils: Mickey Hart + Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead
play live this Summer/ Fall.
Sept 1st @ BB King's near Times Square, NYC

video clip:

Saturday, April 10, 2010

New Octapad here

very curious about the new Octapad spd-30. any one have it yet?
Is it time to move on from spd-20..

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Drumteacher's Event April in New York

Hudson Music and Drummers Collective Teachers Event April 11th 2010
On Sunday April 11th the Drummers Collective in New York City will team up with Hudson Music's Teacher Integration Program to present a full day of seminars, clinics and master classes tailored specifically for drumset teachers. Beginning at 9:30 a.m. and running until approximately 5:00 p.m., this is a rare opportunity to learn from and interact with many of the leading teachers and players of today. Attendance is very limited.

Presentations by Tommy Igoe, Dom Famularo, Jeff Salem, Collective instructors Jason Gianni and Pete Retzlaff, as well as a lesson on the real Gladstone Technique by Arnie Lang.

> Among the topics to be covered:
> -Using multi-media to strengthen your teaching
> -Teaching jazz independence
> -Business skills
> -Global perspectives and trends
> -Teaching beginners
> -Expanding your practice
> -Handling adult students
> -Anything you might want to talk about with our artists and your peers!
> In addition, attendees will receive: books and DVDs
For more information and to reserve your spot, contact Drummers Collective at 212-741-0091 ext 100.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Modern Drummer Festival 2010 Lineup News

Modern Drummer Fest Lineup on May 22nd 2010, is now released.
The list includes:
Shawn Pelton (Saturday Night Live)
Stanton Moore (The Stanton Moore Trio, Galactic)
Benny Greb (extraordinary European drummer/educator)
Chris Pennie (Coheed & Cambria, Return To Earth, Fight Mannequins)
Shannon Forrest (Faith Hill, Nashville sessions)
Adam Deitch (John Scofield, Wyclef Jean)
Daniel Glass (Royal Crown Revue)
Chris Coleman (Chaka Kahn, New Kids on the Block, Bootsy Collins)

Tickets @ Montclair State NJ are going for close to $100 each. you can add the morning masterclass (limited to 150) with daniel glass and chris coleman for another thirty bucks if your wallet allows, they charge service fee of $4-5

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Percussive Arts Society PAS Weekend of Percussion in New York

PAS makes it New York with a nice lineup of percussionists, Its free and will happen over the course of the weekend. looking forward to Gordon Gottlieb, Chris Lamb, SHe-e Wu today, and the concert takes place at 7pm. And, if youre interested in going to PAS, the rumor is it is only in Indianapolis, IN now. So check this out in new york at NYU:

Friday, February 12, 2010

Hitting the Studio with Taye

Recording an album at electroluxe studio in brooklyn this weekend, looking forward to recording these new set of Tayes, the studio maple series kit has been sounding great. haven't heard resonance like this since the Ayotte early line. will have some tracks to post soon, so all can check out the results. if you have any drum samples of your studio session send them our way!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Now Who are You? ..I'm Zach Starkey, Mr. Moon gave me my first drumset

nice performance, Zach makes you feel the spirit of Keith Moon. thank you for keeping the band alive~

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Vinnie knows how to play..& "smoke"

did he just "light up the drums" and a stogie in one sitting? if he was in new york he might be escorted out, good thing he's in tokyo..