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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Deep Singh and Vin Scialla Team up for Educational Clinics

Trapset times Tabla is the new (TxT) duo's educational project which they are bringing into schools and drum clinics. Deep and Vin perform regularly with Master musician, Snehasish Mozumder’s band called s.o.m. (album on Random Chance Records). more info via email: info @

Dafnis Prieto named MacArthur Fellow

NPR Article:

Video Link:

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Gadd is on Ave A for 2nights

Steve is performing with
Mikarimba featuring:

Mika Yoshida (marimba),
Steve Gadd (drums),
Eddie Gomez (bass),
Stefan Karlsson (keyboard).
Gadd on Ave A...aveamaria!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Classical Riq Technique Michel Merhej *New Release - MelBay

Michel Merhej teams up with Nicole LaCorgne (editor), Vin Scialla (recorded the audio examples & prepared notated parts) to present the quintessential book on riq technique and playing riq within an ensemble. You can find it at -

Built around the life and teachings of master percussionist, Michel Merhej Baklouk, this book has been designed as a biographical tribute, a teaching manual, and a resource guide for anyone wishing to develop a deeper understanding of the role that percussion plays in Near Eastern Arabic music. This book differs from most technique manuals in that it includes historical information on about Arabic music as it pertains to the life and work of a single artist, Michel Merhej Baklouk. The book is composed of three parts: Introduction, Lessons, and Reference Information. Each part is written to stand on its own as well as fit with the whole so that readers can approach the book either as individual articles and lessons, or in its entirety, to be read from cover to cover. By presenting Michel's work in this way, we hope to appeal to a wider audience—percussion students at varying skill levels and from varying music disciplines and backgrounds, students of music and Middle Eastern studies, or anyone else interested in twentieth century Arab music and culture. The first part, Introduction, contains several essays about Michel's life, his teaching philosophy, pedagogical practices, musical aesthetics and performance practices. Although these sections may be read independently, they are also designed to help percussion students apply the book's lessons to their own playing and musical interpretations. The technical focus of this book is on the riqq; however, students of Arabic music (beginning through advanced) can adapt the practical exercises to gain mastery of the percussion instrument(s) of their choice.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Drum clinics & listings

We found a few useful direct links to the latest drum news and drum clinics:

The site features an events page that list where many fine drummers are performing in NYC and where the drum clinics are.

Sabian has a page dedicated featuring their clincs:

PAS local chapters list to find the latest on events in your area:

Friday, July 1, 2011

Dafnis Prieto clinic July NYC

dafnis prieto @ the collective, Tues July 26th.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

MD Fest and - calendar listings

check out events page for a list of drummers performing in the area,
feel free to send submissions for listings to :
mission: connect all drummers and where youll be playing!

This Sat is the MD Festival in Montclair NJ, well be in good company as we ride up with Swiss Chris, Victor Rendon, sabian crew and Sway an up & coming drummerman, etc...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Gene Krupa - Smithsonian

Gene Krupa: a Drummer with Star Power
Rising to fame with the Benny Goodman band, Gene Krupa was the first superstar drummer and led the way for percussionists to take center stage

Ornette Coleman played 24hrs on wkcr today

Ornette Coleman's bday today. he turns 81 march 9th, and sunnyside's own “Bix” Beiderbecke bday is on march 10th, wkcr online is pumpin out the hits today:

Friday, February 18, 2011

ModernDrummer Festival 2011: the cat is out of the bag..

ticket info:
featuring Horacio Hernandez
(well, no one minds "el negro" again!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

North Indian Grooves: Snehasish Mozumder

Snehasish, a North India mandolin master.
The Snehasish Mozumder & Som album is now avail on itunes :
you can download the album titled "jazz & north indian styles" on itunes or purchase a copy at or
~ random chance records / liftoff

itunes link

PAS Weekend of Percussion Strikes Back ! : KaBooom NY

Andrew Beall (PAS NY) writes
Dear Friends,
The time to gather in New York City and watch the best drummers and percussionists in the WORLD has come yet again!
Thanks to our 29 sponsors, it's entirely FREE to the the date!
Of note: We still have spots open for the Snare Drum Competition (Friday, February 11th, 7-10pm, no age limit), if you're interested.
@NYU, new york city