Russ Miller and Pete Lockett, “A North American and European perspective on Indian Rhythms for Drum Set and Percussion” #PASIC14 Live Blog
This is a clinic that is heavy on playing and light on talking,
Pete locket takes the stage. Solo on small frame drum with backing percussion rhythm.
Will Kennedy may just about be the nicest person I’ve ever met. Having spent a little time with him backstage, I can say that there are few A-list artists I’ve met who are as humble, gracious, and disarming as this titan of drumming.
Carl Allen’s resume reads as a who’s-who of jazz history sidemen. From Freddy Hubbard to Wayne Shorter, Carl has played with many jazz greats within the last 40 years.
With music degrees from North Texas and Miami, Jason Sutter probably doesn’t seem like they type of drummer you’d find behind the likes of Marilyn Manson or the New York Dolls, but his background in rudimental percussion ends up coming in very handy on the road with hard-hitting acts.
Wiaitng to start.
Dixon’s first sponsored clinic! Bissonette is a real windfall for them. Gregg comes on stage, lots of smiles, and plays a bugle call… on trumpet!
We’re about to kick off Billy’s clinic.
Gordon Campbell has an impressive resume with sessions with Earth, Wind, and Fire, Herbie Hancock, George Duke, Mary J. Blige and more.
Shawn Pelton, of SNL fame, opens his clinic by discussing the electronic aspect of managing the SNL band and the opening theme song. As it turns out, he fires the tracks using a Roland pad set up and Ableton Live. He also uses a drumKat.
He shows us under the hood in Ableton Live and the tracks used for the theme song and a clip from the show.