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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):