Bonzo Bash NAMM Jamm 2014 event on Jan. 23 at the Observatory in Santa Ana, California, featuring Seven Antonopolous, Carmine Appice, Kenny Aronoff, Frankie Banali, Charlie Benante, Will Calhoun, Michael Cartellone, Fred Coury, Jimmy DAnda, John Hummel, Brandon Kachel, James Kottak, Ray Luzier, Khurt Maier, Xavier Muriel, A.J. Pero, Stephen Perkins, Mike Portnoy, Van Romaine, Bobby Rondinelli, Rikki Rockett, Chris Slade, Glen Sobel, Jason Sutter, Matt Starr, Chad Szeliga, Brian Tichy, Joe Travers, Steven Wolf, and Simon Wright open album
Ludwig Drums is new main sponsor of the annual event
Artist biography John Hummel
John Hummel is a drummer from New Jersey, who has worked with Devi, and Lady Gaga among others.
John Hummel started playing the drums at age ten, after his best friend turned him on to an old KISS record, and finding a broken down toy drum set, which was left on the curb for the garbage man. After banging on that for a few weeks, he started drum lessons. Then, seeing that he was serious about it, his parents got him a real set of drums for Christmas. It wasn't long before John Hummel realized that playing music was what he wanted to do with his life. At age eleven he was playing in his first rock band.
John Hummel has been gigging and doing session work in NY/NJ for many years, and has toured throughout the US and Europe with various bands. Some of the more notable artists and bands he has worked with are: Amfibian (Tom Marshall), Anthony Krizan (Spin Doctors), Neal Casal (Ryan Adams and the Cardinals), John Ginty (Citizen Cope), CC Coletti (Meatloaf) and Matt O'Ree.